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Netflix viewers are loving new No 1 film 'Bank of Dave'

Joe Harker

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Netflix viewers are loving new No 1 film 'Bank of Dave'

The new Netflix movie Bank of Dave has got people absolutely loving the film and learning all about the wonderful true story that inspired it.

Bank of Dave tells the real life story of Dave Fishwick, the man who decided to set up his own bank in Burnley in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.

He felt that people who really needed loans weren't getting them from the big banks, so he decided to try and do what the big banks wouldn't by lending money to people and small businesses in the local area.

Since setting it all up, he's found incredible success, handing out over £27 million worth of loans to thousands of people who've needed it.

The Netflix film follows the early days of Dave's application to set up his own bank and all the hoops he's made to jump through to try and achieve this.

In the end, it's probably going to be the most fun and heartwarming movie about a man trying to set up a bank that you're ever likely to see.

The real life Dave Fishwick celebrated his movie becoming the top film on Netflix. Credit: Twitter/@FishwickDavid
The real life Dave Fishwick celebrated his movie becoming the top film on Netflix. Credit: Twitter/@FishwickDavid

Taking to Twitter to show their appreciation for Bank of Dave, people have been absolutely raving about how good the film is.

One person called it a 'heartwarming true story where good triumphs evil', while another praised it as a 'b****y brilliant' movie bound to cheer you up.

Someone else said the movie 'hit me right in the feels' and admitted it reminded them of the documentary Channel 4 did on Dave, also called Bank of Dave.

Plenty loved the way the movie portrayed Burnley, and the real Dave Fishwick revealed he'd told Netflix he'd only agree to do Bank of Dave if they'd film it in Burnley.

Someone who loved the movie said it was 'brilliant to see the real warmth of Burnley' shining through, while another praised the film as 'truly wonderful' for capturing the friendly spirit of Burnley folk.

Legendary band Def Leppard show up at the end of Bank of Dave. Credit: Twitter/@Defleppard
Legendary band Def Leppard show up at the end of Bank of Dave. Credit: Twitter/@Defleppard

While the real life story of Dave Fishwick is incredible enough by itself and the movie does a good job of telling his story, there are a couple of places where it does play with the truth a bit, though it's all in fun.

Bank of Dave ends with a big fundraising concert at Turf Moor as Dave struggles to raise the £12 million he needs to keep going, and famous band Def Leppard step in to save the day by playing the concert.

In real life, the band didn't actually play a concert to get Dave over the line, they're in the movie because the real Dave Fishwick is a fan of theirs, so Def Leppard showing up at the end of the Netflix movie to save the day was added in.

The band seemed pretty happy to be involved with the movie, posting about their involvement with the film on social media and urging people to go and see Bank of Dave.

Bank of Dave is available to stream now on Netflix.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Netflix, TV and Film

Joe Harker
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