Striking the right tune
THIS is a quaint, low-key slice-of-life comedy-drama from Britain.
The screenplay is loosely inspired by the true story of some folk-singing fisherman from Cornwall who went from warbling randomly in the open air for the love of it to entering a studio with a seven-figure record deal to show for it.
It’s a nice enough yarn in its own right, but the movie is carrying of lot of formulaic excess baggage that keeps the pacing slow and expectations low.
The music, however, is an irresistible delight throughout — even if sub-plots regarding a town-ruining property development and a dull romance between a showbiz executive and a group member’s daughter are very resistible indeed.
It stars James Purefoy, Daniel Mays, Tuppence Middleton. Fisherman’s Friends, M, Hooks, lines and singers, UK, 112 min