01 hours 39 minutes
- Mark Addy, Sally Phillips, Sheila Hancock, Sheridan Smith
- Keith English
- Comedy, Coming Soon, Drama
- October 8, 2020
Based on the critically acclaimed novel by Jo Brand, THE MORE YOU IGNORE ME is a poignant and darkly funny coming of age story of dysfunctional family life in 1980’s rural England. Gina’s (Sheridan Smith) efforts to be a loving mother and wife are undermined by her declining mental health, while her daughter Alice (Ella Hunt) struggles to relate to her mum.
Using the insight gained during her years as a psychiatric health worker, writer Jo Brand pulls no punches addressing the issues and sometimes comic absurdities that can surround mental health. Yet film strongly asserts that there can be happiness in day-to-day life and positive outcomes.