Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story

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Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story ★★ 2005 (R)

Peculiar filmwithinafilm follows Brit comedian Coogan playing an exaggerated version of “Steve Coogan” as he takes the title role in the filming of the eccentric 18thcentury novel “The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy.” Insecure and vain, Coogan annoys the director (Northam) and screenwriter (Hart), while childishly sparring with his primary costar (Brydon) and ignoring his visiting girlfriend (Macdonald) and their baby. Best for Coogan fans or those interested in movie minutia. 91m/C DVD . Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Keeley Hawes, Shirley Henderson, Dylan Moran, Jeremy Northam, Naomie Harris, Kelly Macdonald, Elizabeth Berrington, Mark Williams, James Fleet, Ian Hart, Kieran O'Brien, Stephen Fry, Gillian Anderson, David Walliams, Anthony H. Wilson; D: Michael Winterbottom; W: Martin Hardy; C: Marcel Zyskind; M: Michael Nyman, Edward Nogria.

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