The follow-up to Fisherman’s Friends is about to captivate you once more.
We adore comedies about tenacious and slightly eccentric British people, from Calendar Girls to Brassed Off and Billy Elliot.
It’s understandable why Fisherman’s Friends, a 2019 film that takes place in Cornwall’s stunning Port Isaac and is utterly endearing, was a box office success.
We’re about to get another serving, which will undoubtedly prompt a stampede to the South West as the ferry and airport chaos worsens.
Its warmth, wit, and poignancy tugged at the heartstrings because it was based on the true story of a group of Cornish fishermen (the movie centers on Jago, Jim, Leadville, and Rowan, fictionalized versions of the group’s real members), whose lusty recitals of old sea shanties won them a £1 million record contract in 2010 and made them the oldest “buoy band” in the world.
And their attempt to deal with fame and the “difficult second album” syndrome is explored in Fisherman’s Friends: One And All, the sequel.
Particularly given that they are in a state of mourning and that, deep down, they would feel more at home on a ship than in a crowded auditorium.
A few months have passed since the conclusion of the previous movie, and the band is riding a wave but finding it difficult to handle things (a scene where they are made to participate in media training is hilarious).
They’re also mourning the loss of Jago, who passed away at the conclusion of the first movie, and Jim, his son (again, James Purefoy), is at his lowest point.
Because of his actions, the band’s record label drops them, and he is drinking and fighting with his coworkers.
Jim’s tenacious mother Maggie (Ten Percent actress Maggie Steed) devises a scheme for them to perform at Glastonbury in order to give them the opportunity to release their second album, which is dedicated to Jago.
A former wild child singer who has relocated to live alone in Cornwall provides Jim with some unlikely solace.
Meg Leonard, writer, producer, and director of the movie, claims that while writing the script during lockdown, “we all suddenly had this shared experience of being isolated and people struggling.”
Because James is so talented, the movie goes to places that people don’t usually go, and it felt like the mental health theme was timely for the time.
The exploration of mental health and grief is partially based on the history of the actual band.
Before a concert in 2013, promoter Paul McMullen and singer Trevor Grills perished in a freak accident when a large door fell on them.
For some time, the band didn’t perform together.
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Fisherman’s Friends is returning to the cinema with a second film, One And AllBased on a real story of a group of Cornish fishermen who won a £1m record dealThe sequel delves into the band’s mental health and being dropped by their label