The More You Ignore Me
Jo Brand’s 80s era account of a Morrissey-mad teenager and her mentally ill mother.
Director: Keith English
Cast includes: Sheridan Smith, Mark Addy, Sheila Hancock, Ricky Tomlinson
95 Mins/ 2018 / UK
Written by, and starring Hastings born Jo Brand, this is a poignant and darkly funny coming-of-age story of dysfunctional family life in 1980s rural England: Gina (Sheridan Smith) whose efforts to be a loving mother and wife are undermined by her declining mental health and her growing obsession with the local weatherman and Alice (Ella Hunt) her daughter, who struggles to relate to her mum. Based on Brand’s critically acclaimed novel using all the insight gained during her years as a psychiatric health worker, The More You Ignore Me is set to the songs of The Smiths and also stars Mark Addy, Sally Phillips, Sheila Hancock, Tom Davis and Ricky Tomlinson.
“A terrific warmth and strength to this good-natured, big-hearted British comedy, written for the screen by Jo Brand” - The Guardian