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Morpeth Cinema – Fisherman’s Friends (2019, cert PG)
December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Cinema screening – tickets £6 from GMDT, Chantry TIC, Town Hall or online – and on the door if not sold out. Tickets available online through Ticketsource
2019, cert PG, running time: 1 hour 52 mins
Screenplay: Piers Ashworth, Meg Leonard
Starring: Tuppence Middleton, James Purefoy, Daniel Mays
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Inspired by a true story, a cynical London music executive (Daniel Mays) heads to Cornwall for a colleague’s stag weekend where he is asked to sign a record deal with a group of shanty-singing fishermen. He becomes the ultimate ‘fish out of water’ struggling to gain the respect of the band who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. Attempting to overcome the fishermen’s scepticism about the music business, he finds himself drawn into the community, has his integrity tested and ultimately is shown the meaning of loyalty.
With an all star cast including James Purefoy, David Hayman, Dave Johns (I, Daniel Blake) and Tuppence Middleton, it’s a “thoroughly amiable and upbeat British comedy with a flavour of Ealing Studios and ‘The Full Monty’ about it”. The Independent