About the film
Release Date: Jul 11, 2018
Director: Adrian Shergold
Actors: Paddy Considine, Stephen Graham, Maxine PeakeFunny Cow is a curiously unconventional, fictional biopic with a blend of hard hitting social realism and comic levity.
Maxine Peake ("Shameless"), plays a working class comedian in that least welcoming of environments: the 1970s Yorkshire stand-up circuit.
Peake (whose name is never reveled) is (a) Funny Cow, a women who defies every expectation of the men in her world. She's not trying to change the world; she's trying to make it in her own world, or rather survive her world. It's a pretty brutal place.
Peake is impressive and gives a transforamtive performance. Make no mistake. This film is strong.