Funny Bones

Peter Chelsom
Generation VHS Presents: Immortal British Comedies
Duration: 128 min.
Country: Reino Unido
Language: Inglés
Year: 1995
Friday 4th, 16:20 hs., Cinema Los Gallegos (Sala Cinema 2)
Saturday 5th, 13:20 hs., Cinema Los Gallegos (Sala Cinema 2)
Monday 7th, 22:10 hs., Paseo Aldrey (Sala Aldrey 6)

Tommy Fawkes (Oliver Platt) is a tormented comedian who, after having bombed at a Las Vegas stage in front of the inquisitive gaze of his father (Jerry Lewis), a popular comedian who has upstaged him his entire life, disappears from the stage to begin again. He does so in Blackpool, a small English coastal town inhabited by a curious troupe of characters that will parade through the audition Tommy organizes in order to find new comedic blood. He crosses paths with Jack Parker (Lee Evans), an eccentric artist with whom he has a lot in common. Funny Bones went unnoticed during the ‘90s, perhaps due to its mixtures of comedic tones and a curious police procedural subplot —with hints of gore— that impregnates the film, which should be rediscovered because it’s filled with ideas and some fascinating freedom, and is one of the strangest works ever made about the art of making people laugh.

Peter Chelsom

Peter Chelsom was born in Blackpool, UK, in 1956. He is a director, screenwriter and actor. He studied at London’s Drama Centre and was part of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He directed Hear My Song (1991), Serendipity (2001), Shall We Dance? (2004) and Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009), among others.

Data Sheet:

G: Peter Chelsom, Peter Flannery
F: Eduardo Serra
E: Martin Walsh
DA: Andrew Munro
M: John Altman
P: Peter Chelsom, Simon Fields
I: Oliver Platt, Jerry Lewis, Lee Evans, Leslie Caron, Richard Griffiths


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