Parents' Guide to

Fisherman's Friends

By Tom Cassidy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Sweary but warm tale of singing fishermen is one to catch.

Movie PG-13 2020 112 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Feel Good Film That Is Inspiring

This is a great film. It is not amazing, but it is a quality film. It will be especially inspiring to a musician or fan of the music industry since it is a bio of a real music group. There are a few crude jokes- mostly about sex- but there are not enough to make it to mature for younger teens. There a some f bombs but to be honest they are very hard to hear through the strong accents. One couple are shown waking up after spending the night together but it is not very sensual, it is more sweet than anything else.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say: Not yet rated

A feel-good rather than groundbreaking movie, Fisherman's Friends sounds great. Music is performed throughout, using a mixture of the real-life group's singers and the actors' voices. The vocal style of the folk group adds a warmth and joy to each scene. While it walks a well-trodden path of the underdog group's rise to success, the unique subject makes it feel fresh while the character's personalities shine through. With the villagers initially pitched in an "us against them" approach to the visiting Londoners, the two contrasting groups provide enough laughs.

The romantic plot is effective too, with single parent, Alwyn (Tuppence Middleton) being the rock that grounds both her hurt-in-love father, Jim (James Purefoy) and Danny, who doesn't believe in monogamy at the start of the movie. There are few surprises in Fisherman's Friends but it serves up a solid collection of comedic and dramatic situations that always land, resulting in a satisfying watch. One to catch.

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