Netflix viewers are raving about Bank of Dave, a film that has recently been uploaded to the streaming platform and is currently ranking as the top film to watch.
Bank of Dave is based on a true story and follows the uplifting tale of a Burnley entrepreneur named Dave Fishwick.
Fishwick even had his own observational series which aired on Channel 4 back in 2012:
The Netflix movie sees Fishwick - played by Rory Kinnear - a self-made millionaire go through the trials and tribulations of setting up a community bank.
The film, which has been dubbed as 'heartwarming' by viewers, is currently claiming the top spot on the platform as of Friday 20 January, seeing murder mystery sequel Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery and drama The Pale Blue Eye, starring Christian Bale, trail behind.
Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville plays the role of a villainous upper-crust banker doing everything in his power to thwart Dave's attempt at creating his own bank.
Phoebe Dynevor, known for her role as Daphne, the fourth Bridgerton child in period drama, also stars in the flick.
Film critics have given high praise to Kinnear for his depiction of Fishwick, though filmmakers have admitted that there were some exaggerations to make the film more entertaining, such as the lengths that mainstream banks went to in attempts to stop Fishwick's bank being made.
The film made its premiere this week at Reel Cinema in Burnley, giving a nod to the humble beginnings where it all started.
The real Fishwick told the Burnley Express: “The positive feedback online and on Twitter and TikTok has been amazing and unbelievable. I have never seen anything like it before."
“In less than 24 hours we are now trending on Netflix, the biggest movie platform in the world. Wow. I’ve had lots of incredibly positive messages about the movie and Burnley being shown in an amazing, positive way, which I think is fantastic.
“We are helping to put Burnley on the world stage.”
The real Fishwick also features in the film, along with a number of other cameos including rock band Def Leppard and former Burnley FC manager Sean Dyche.
Many of those who have watched the film already have taken to social media to sing its praise, with one Twitter user saying: "Just watched Bank of Dave on Netflix. Heartwarming and uplifting! Just what I needed on what feels like the 317th day of January."
While another simply posted: "Bank of Dave, class."
And another fan added: "Really needed to watch a feel good story like this. Loved Bank of Dave."
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