Tristram Shandy: A cock and bull story

18 July 2006

I haven’t read the book so I can’t make any comment about the accuracy of this movie. What I can comment on is how much I enjoyed it; and enjoy it I did.

I know that Mark Kermode like the movie (I listend to the podcast) so I was expecting a good movie, and I was not disappointed. This movie will be one for my DVD collection.

The cast was impressive. There were so many names and faces that I recognised from elsewhere. The lead characters Steve Coogan and Rod Brydon were very funny. There impressions of Al Pacino had me laughing so much I though I was going to hurt myself.

Given the very English cast, this is a BBC movie after all, I was surprised to see Gillian Anderson in something more than a cameo role.

Overall, 4 stars out-of-5.