Breaking Out review – doc about Irish singer-songwriter lays the piety on thick

This film about Fergus O’Farrell cleverly questions how disability inhibits mainstream success but falls back on cliche

This tribute to the Irish singer-songwriter Fergus O’Farrell is loving and competently made, but to be honest it’s a wee bit of a snooze, thickly dusted as it is with platitudes and piety. O’Farrell, who died in 2016 from muscular dystrophy (with which he was diagnosed as a child), had been the lead singer in a cult band called Interference, who never quite made it big back in the late 1980s/early 90s.

You could posit all sorts of reasons for his lack of success, such [...]

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