‘Fisherman’s Friends’

Popularist, feel-good and based loosely on a true story, Fisherman’s Friends is the tale of the hairy-arsed fishermen of Port Isaac in Cornwall taking the British charts by storm.

A London stag party descends on the quiet Cornish fishing village. An impromptu live performance of local sea shanties sees an initially reluctant recording producer, Danny (Daniel Mays – The Bank Job, TV’s Des), looking to sign them for an album deal. It’s the quiet of village life pitched against the city slickers as a wary Jim (James Purefoy – TV’s Altered Carbon, The Following) needs convincing. His single-mum daughter, Alwyn (Tuppence Middleton – Mank, TV’s Sense8), is definitely convinced.

It’s light, it’s charming, it’s predictable – and the Cornish seascapes and countryside look ravishing.

Rating: 57%

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