Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story flits effortlessly back and forth between two stories. The first is the story of Tristram Shandy, set in the 18th century and the second, concerns a 21st century film crew making a film about Tristram Shandy.
A small-time bank robber in prison hatches a plan to escape by staging a musical.
Jimmy, James Nesbitt, and Rudy, Lennie James, bungle a bank robbery and wind up in a prison run by a governor, Christopher Plummer, who adores Rodgers and Hammerstein. The governor has written a musical about the life of Nelson, and the lads plan...