Bank of Dave (2023)

3.6 of 5 from 56 ratings
1h 47min
Not released
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Based on the true-life experiences of Dave Fishwick; 'Bank of Dave' tells the story of how a working class Burnley man and self-made millionaire fought to set up a community bank so that he could help the local businesses of Burnley not only survive, but thrive. In his bid to help his beloved community of Burnley he has to take on the elitist financial instutions of London and fight to receive the first, new banking license to be issued in over 100 years.
Joel Fry (Yesterday, In The Earth, Love Wedding Repeat), who recently starred as one of the leads in the big budget, family movie Cruella, plays young London lawyer Hugh who is hired by Dave to fight his case against the British banking system. Star of Netflix hit Bridgerton, Phoebe Dynevor (The Colour Room) plays feisty local doctor Alexandra. The character of Dave is played by Olivier winner and BAFTA nominee Rory Kinnear...
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Karl Hall, Piers Tempest, Matt Williams
Piers Ashworth
Comedy, Drama
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
107 minutes
English Dolby Digital 2.0
DVD Regions:
Region 2

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Nice British Comedy - Bank of Dave review by GI

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This falls fairly and squarely in the traditional British underdog comedy genre, it's cheerful, funny and every character is a stereotypical one found in every other film of this type. But of course its a charming story based on a true one although heavily fictionalised of Dave Fishwick (Rory Kinnear), a Burnley businessman who is a rag-to-riches millionaire due to his motorhome sales business but has never forgotten his working class roots. In the 2008 banking crisis he begins lending money to his struggling friends and local people and eventually comes up with the idea to open a local bank in order to offer an alternative to the high street banks. But he faces opposition from the pompous banking world represented by Hugh Bonneville who go out of their way to stop him. He employs London solicitor, Hugh (Joel Fry), who reluctantly takes on the case. Of course it all ends totally predictably and romance for Hugh warms him to the north of England which he initially sees as a foreign country! The inevitable jokes about the north/south divide with accents etc are a little hackneyed but still make you chuckle. Kinnear gives the role his all and fits it perfectly. As long as you don't believe everything you see here as true this is just a nice gentle comedy that makes you smile.

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