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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Steve Coogan
Rob Brydon
Dylan Moran
Shirley Henderson
David Walliams
Stephen Fry
Naomi Harris
Gillian Anderson
Keeley Hawes
Directors
Michael Winterbottom
Screenwriters
Martin Hardy
Running Time
94 minutes

A Cock And Bull Story
Coogan, Brydon and Winterbottom attempt the unfilmable.


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A Cock And Bull Story

Plot
Steve Coogan stars in an adaptation of Laurence Sterne’s ‘unfilmable’ 18th century novel, The Life And Opinions Of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, playing a man who sets out to narrate the story of his life and affairs but finds it hard to get past his messy birth.


Verdict
A successful mix of literary adaptation, meta-fictional discourse and inside-showbiz comedy. Both funny and clever.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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