#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A fast living, cynical London music executive (Daniel 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 reevaluate his own integrity and ultimately question what success really means.
Plot: Ten fisherman from Cornwall are signed by Universal Records and achieve a top ten hit with their debut album of Sea Shanties. Based on the true-life story of Cornish folk band, Fisherman’s Friends.
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Salt of the Sea Meets London Yuppies from Hoxton
I really enjoyed this movie, based on a true story of a group of Cornish singing fishermen who made it big in the chart against all odds. This quintessentially British themed movie targeted for a largely British audience delivers the goods, it comes from the same genre as Four Weddings and a Funeral or indeed the recent Fighting With my Family.
Whilst this movie may be lacking in the fireworks of a car chase, organized crime, drugs and gratuitous sex, it is a solid movie in every respect. With a tight script, brilliant camera work, fine music, great scenery, and plenty of jokes, it has much to offer.
You might find some cringe-worthy scenes but they are only fleeting in their embarrassment to everyone. I would single out Daniel Mays, who played Danny the musical agent from London, for special praise, he trod the line of comedy and pathos, romantic lead and nerd so well against a backdrop of dour old seasalts.
This movie gives you exactly what is on the tin, no more and certainly no less.
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 humorous 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.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 52 min (112 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Music
Director Chris Foggin
Writer Nick Moorcroft, Meg Leonard, Piers Ashworth
Actors James Purefoy, Meadow Nobrega, David Hayman
Country United Kingdom
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Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
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