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Fisherman's Friends (2019)

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Ten fisherman from Cornwall are signed by Universal Records and achieve a top ten hit with their debut album of Sea Shanties.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Purefoy ... Jim
Meadow Nobrega Meadow Nobrega ... Tamsyn
David Hayman ... Jago
Maggie Steed ... Maggie
Sam Swainsbury ... Rowan
Dave Johns ... Leadville
Daniel Mays ... Danny
Noel Clarke ... Troy
Christian Brassington ... Henry
Vahid Gold ... Driss
Tuppence Middleton ... Alwyn
Mae Voogd Mae Voogd ... Sally
Yuna Shin ... Tourist
Ken Drury ... Solicitor
Nathan Outlaw Nathan Outlaw ... Car Owner
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Ten fisherman from Cornwall are signed by Universal Records and achieve a top ten hit with their debut album of Sea Shanties.

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The U.K's number 1 Buoy Band See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 2019 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Fisherman's Friends - Vom Kutter in die Charts See more »

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$9,019,384
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Trivia

When Jago likens himself to the singer Bono, and mistakenly says "I'm Bonio", this is a UK brand of dog food. See more »

Goofs

When the group goes to London, New Routemasters are visible on the streets; these did not enter service until early 2012, and the film is set in late 2010. See more »

Quotes

Danny: I give you my word.
Jim: Good. 'Cause 'round here, a man's word is strong as Cornish oak.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits have some photographs of the real band members, and some "what happened to. . . ." notes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 7 March 2019 (2019) See more »

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Yeah, buoy.
25 March 2019 | by Pjtaylor-96-138044See all my reviews

By its own admission, 'Fisherman's Friends (2019)' is only 'based on a true story' in the loosest of senses, making a point of pointing this out during its credits via an unusually strong disclaimer. Of course, this is absolutely fine - indeed, it's perhaps better to use real-world events more as inspiration for a piece's premise than to claim absolute authenticity while delivering something that, in many cases, couldn't be further from that - but it does make you wonder why many of the issues that typically plague 'true tales' appear here, and why the filmmakers didn't make use of their apparently larger-than-usual dramatic license to 'fix' (or reduce the impact of) some of them. Furthermore, the flick sticks to convention past the point of pure predictability and into the realm of bizarre detriment, as a very late and contrived 'all is lost' moment unnaturally and unnecessarily drags its duration way beyond its seemingly perfect finish-line. It's not as though this totally ruins the thing, but it does feel completely artificial and take the steam out of what was becoming a fairly enjoyable experience. In general, the feature does exactly what you'd expect it to but it does it well enough, for the most part, that you don't really mind. In its second act, it becomes unexpectedly entertaining as its down-to-earth characters and overall upbeat, 'feel-good' nature start to win you over. This is in stark contrast to, as I mentioned, its laboured final act and, even, its rocky start. The ending itself does a decent job of bringing everything back together and putting a smile on your face, but it is severely dampened by what's just preceded it. As a whole, the flick isn't very deep. The core group isn't really rendered all that well because only a select few are given any real character - never-mind an actual name in the credits - and, even then, most of their development is pretty basic. Most of them are more than watchable, though, and their often humourous inter-group dynamics are certainly believable. Pretty much the entire thing is an easy watch; it's never really boring. It's never exactly exciting or emotionally engaging, though. It also doesn't really say anything, other than maybe making a broad statement that people are more important than money. The best thing, honestly, is probably the music, provided by the real Fisherman's Friends. Now, that's got character. 6/10


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