That was liquid football

I saw 'Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story' the other day, and it's ace. Steve Coogan does awkward as well as any British actor, and here he's reunited with his '24 Hour Party People' director, Michael Winterbottom with great success. As with every British film, the cast features many familiar faces from the comedy world (Ashley Jensen, Dylan Moran, Stephen Fry), and I can't really condense a plot into a few words, so have a look at the trailer. It gives a nice insight into the world of filmmaking, from visits with producers to on-sight interviews to costume ladies crying to needing a big name American cameo (that'll be Gillian Anderson) to terrible props to rivalries between the stars... It does help that the actual film they're making is from atrocious source material, and that at one point Coogan is upside down in a giant womb.

And as a belated Christmas gift, here's a clip of Coogan as Alan Partridge. Ah-ha!


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