British Comedy Guide

The More You Ignore Me. Image shows from L to R: Gina (Sheridan Smith), Alice (Ella Hunt).

The More You Ignore Me

2017 British comedy film by Jo Brand. Stars Sheridan Smith, Ella Hunt, Mark Addy, Sally Phillips, Sheila Hancock and others.

This film project is in development

The More You Ignore Me. Image shows from L to R: Alice (Ella Hunt), Gina (Sheridan Smith).

The More You Ignore Me

A film by Jo Brand about a woman who develops an obsession with the local weatherman

Genre
Film
Released
2017
Creator
Jo Brand
Starring
Sheridan Smith, Ella Hunt, Mark Addy, Sally Phillips, Sheila Hancock, Ricky Tomlinson, Lisa Stansfield, Tom Davis and others
Writer
Jo Brand
Director
Keith English
Producer
Debbie Gray

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.

Production data

Use the menu bar above to access more pages.

Share this page