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Chuck Chuck Baby

Country: United Kingdom, Language: English, 101 mins

  • Director: Janis Pugh
  • Writer: Janis Pugh
  • Producer: Anne Beresford, Peggy Cafferty, Mary Fisher, Max Fisher, Andrew Gillman, Kathleen Glynn, Lorcan Kavanagh, Adam Partridge, Jim Reeve, Susan Simnett

CGiii Comment

Expectations were low...but, the surprises kept on coming!

Tackling the kitchen-sink with this amount of quirkiness is no mean feat...Janis Pugh, along with her cast, do it in their nowt-as-queer-as-family strides. It might be grim...but, there's always something to laugh and sing about...even in a chicken factory.

Tragi-comedy is rarely dealt such a generous hand. There's community and commonality, misogyny and misandry, infertility and infidelity. There's death and dying, living and lying, laughing and crying. And, there's a bit of Neil Diamond thrown in for good measure!

From heartbeats to song sheets, from poultry to poetry...Chuck Chuck Baby is a distinctly fresh breath of British air.



The(ir) Blurb...

"A film of love, loss and music set in and around a chicken factory in Industrial North Wales"

Helen's mundane life at the chicken factory takes an unexpected turn with Joanne's return. They were each other's secret teenage passion. As they fall in love, Helen's zest for life returns but Joanne faces something darker from her past.

Cast & Characters

Louise Brealey (as Helen)
Annabel Scholey (as Joanne)
Sorcha Cusack (as Gwen)
Cat Simmons (as Clare)
Emily Fairn (as Amy)
Celyn Jones (as Gary)
Anthony Gray Hawley (as Mourner)
Gemma Lawman (as Mourner and factory worker)
Ewan Thompson-Guest (as Dancer / pub drinker)