Peel IM5 1BD
Isle of Man
FILM STARTS AT 7:45PM. DOORS AND BAR OPEN 7:00PM.
Runtime: 1hr 45min || Cert: 15
Biography, Comedy, Crime
Some bands can’t be managed
A gentle feel-good British comedy based on the unlikely but real-life story of a group of Cornish lifeboat workers. Moonlighting as a sea shanty-singing a cappella group, Fisherman’s Friends, they were signed by Universal and recorded a debut album that reached the top ten.
A fast-living, cynical London music executive (Danny Mays) heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss (Noel Clarke) into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen (led by James Purefoy). He becomes the ultimate ‘fish out of water’ as he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families (including Tuppence Middleton) who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he’s drawn deeper into the traditional way of life he’s forced to re-evaluate his own integrity and ultimately question what success really means.
Tickets available online (https://etickets.im/fip), or from Celtic Gold (Peel), Shakti Man (Ramsey) and Thompson Travel (Port Erin) or on the door (unless sold out).
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