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Fisherman's Friends: One and All

By Tom Cassidy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Disappointing sequel has swearing, alcohol, and innuendo.

Movie PG-13 2022 111 minutes
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It's a bad sign when the credits sequence of a movie that features none of the cast makes you wish you'd watched that instead. The end of Fisherman's Friends: One and All features tour bus footage of the real-life vocal group on their way to play Glastonbury Festival. They're charming and funny, and make much better company than their movie counterparts. This sequel's cheated us out of a compelling documentary.

Instead, the lazily written movie panders to an audience who feel they're the victims of the 21st century and "cancel culture." When a media trainer pulls up a character for calling her darling, the retort of, "Now they want to stop us using local terms of endearment too," gives the intended eye-rolling, tutting audience exactly what they want. This "they want to ruin our way of life" sentiment with an unspecified "they" doesn't let up throughout the movie. Fisherman's Friends was pleasant fluff. A fantasy version of a real-life singing group's rise to fame. This sequel just treads water, unsure of what to do, resulting in a low-stakes drama with tick-box issues and flat comedy.

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