24 Hour Party People details
|Starring:||Steve Coogan, John Simm, Andy Serkis, Lennie James, Paddy Considine, Danny Cunningham, Shirley Henderson, Ralph Little, Keith Allen, Jim Cartwright, Sean Harris|
24 Hour Party People
|Run time:||1 hour 57 minutes|
|Rental release:||26 Aug 2002|
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Madchester!By GaryJ from Cheshire , 14 Oct 2003
[Highly rated reviewer]As a student in the 1980's I remember the Factory Records phenomena and was a passionate fan (still am) of Joy Division and New Order and this film was 2 hours of nostalgia heaven for me. Everything seemed to blend and work well. The actors (especially Danny Cunningham as Shaun Ryder and John Simm as Bernie Sumner) bore an uncanny resemblence to their characters physically and Steve Coogan has never been better. Move over Alan Partridge and Paul Calf. A special mention must also go to Frank Cottrill Boyce's script for it's authenticity and the ever excellent Robby Muller's photography for it's grimy views of Manchester. I also think Michael Winterbottom has not made a finer film.
Yet it's the music that makes the film.For Brits like myself it's like time travel. For anyone else it's a chance to learn the story behind some of the best music of the 80's and how 'Madchester' became 'Gunchester'. The film doesn't sugarcoat everything. The gang warfare in Manchester was frightening and the film conveys the decline of the Hacienda well. There are no Hollywood happy endings here, no stars. It's often unflinching but is so unmistakably British and so well acted it should and deserves to do well in America. One film everyone must see this year. No film is perfect but this one comes bloody close.
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Alan goes to a partyBy a customer , 21 Aug 2013Patchy, badly paced, and starring Alan Partridge as himself. An odd mix of documentary, pseudo-documentary, and biopic. Not a success.
Read up about the history of Factory records/Hacienda before watching!By MzBizkitz (67 reviews) , 21 Apr 2013Having just read the book Factory Records together with the Graphic Album of all the records I can recommend watching this film. However if you're just coming into this film without much knowledge of the subject I predict this won't tickle your fancy too much.
A good watchBy Damo2012 (7 reviews) , 09 Oct 2012
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideI thought this film was very good, really enjoyed it. Great insight into the life and work, but mainly the work of Tony Wilson and all the bands he managed, and what they got up to. A good watch, if you like the kind of bands like Joy Division and Happy Mondays
AVery Good BiopicBy Cato (774 reviews) from Lydbury North , 07 Jun 2012I watched this film largely because I have always liked the music of Joy Division and New Order, and it was obvious that Tony Wilson had a lot to do with the music that came out of Manchester in the 70s and 80s. This film shows his progress from TV presenter to the demise of his grand idea to create the Hacienda club. Considering that he did't look much like him at all, Steve Coogan played him very well, his arrogance one minute contrasting with his vulnerability the next. A clever man whose death came too early, the portayal was a very good one, well scripted and directed..
Partridge does MadchesterBy a customer , 29 Aug 2011A HA! Couldn't watch this without seeing Coogans most famous creation.
Entertaining enough but skims over a lot of stuff without much detail.
We watched it just after watching Control - a far better film - 24b PP pailed in comparison.
Comes accross as a low budget student film.
A film about Madchester which is very much MOR - ironic