Morris: A Life with Bells On

Morris: A Life with Bells On

Morris: A Life with Bells On

Mockumentary following the Millsham Morris men and their fearless leader Derecq Twist (Charles Thomas Oldham) as they seek Morris perfection. What on earth is 'Morris' you ask? It's an English folk dance (allow Wikipedia to answer).

But Derecq is also preparing to set the Morris world alight by performing the ultimate Morris maneuver: the legendary Threeple Hammer Damson. In addition, he's pioneering an innovative, daringly freeform brand of the dance dubbed 'Extreme Morris', drawing the anger of traditionalist elements within the Morris community. When the Millsham team unveil their creation in competition, the Morris Circle (the governing body of Morris in the UK) bans Derecq from future competition. Totally devastated by the decision, Derecq embarks on a global odyssey through tragedy and triumph which gravely tests his passion for dance… the passion for Morris.

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Morris: A Life with Bells On / Reviews

Total Film

Total Film

Trouble is, the jokes are lead-footed, and Aidan McArdle, playing the documentary maker, deadpans irritatingly every step of the way.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

At times its gentle, ­nuzzling brand of comedy is akin to being gummed by a sheep. And yet Akhurst and Oldham's tale is obviously heartfelt and frequently charming. If there is space in cinemas for lairy Nick Love, then surely there is room for films like Morris, too.

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Newshub

Newshub

Overall the whole film feels decidedly flat-footed.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

The all-star British cast is pleasing but the script is not quite up to the talent on show.

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