The More You Ignore Me 5 years old

You definitely can't choose your family!

The More You Ignore Me

Based on Jo Brand's critically acclaimed novel of the same name, The More You Ignore Me is a warm, comedy drama focusing on the life of an unconventional family in 1980s rural England. The film focuses on Gina, a young mother, whose efforts to be a loving mother and wife are undermined by her declining mental health. Things deteriorate when she develops an obsession with the local weatherman, which leads to an admission to the nearby psychiatric hospital. Over the years, as she grows up, her daughter Alice struggles to relate to her heavily medicated mum, and causes chaos when she comes up with a plan to reconnect with her, which divides the family forever and leads to a moving climax. Set to the songs of The Smiths, The More You Ignore Me provides a sometimes stark, yet comical insight into life within this quirky household, whilst addressing mental health issues and their impact on the family.

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The More You Ignore Me Cast

Name Character
Ricky Tomlinson He was 78, now 84 years old as Bert Wildgoose
Mark Addy He was 54, now 60 years old as Keith Wilson
Ella Hunt She was 19, now 25 years old as Alice Wilson
Sheila Hancock She was 85, now 91 years old as Nan Wildgoose
Sally Phillips She was 47, now 53 years old as Dr Marie Henty
Sheridan Smith She was 36, now 42 years old as Gina Wilson
Tony Way He was 39, now 45 years old as Wobbly Wildgoose
Clive Mantle He was 60, now 66 years old as Dunk
Elizabeth Carling She was 50, now 56 years old as Jean
Jo Brand She was 60, now 66 years old as Sandra
Roger Morlidge He was 48, now 54 years old as Phil
Tony Blackburn He was 75, now 81 years old as Top of the Pops Presenter (voice)

The More You Ignore Me Crew

Name Department
Jo Brand as Writer. She was 60 (now 66) years old Writing
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The More You Ignore Me (5 years)

You definitely can't choose your family!

  • Release day: Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Runtime: 90 minutes