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24 Hour Party People

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Steve Coogan, Shirley Henderson, ...
24 Hour Party People: Jon Shard

24 Hour Party People

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
117 minutes
Limited Release Date:
08/09/02
performer:
Steve Coogan, Kenny Baker, Rob Brydon, James Cartwright
director:
Michael Winterbottom
distributor:
United Artists (MGM)
author:
Frank Cottrell Boyce
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B-

A likely addition to the dramatic competition at Cannes, the new U.K. comic drama from Michael Winterbottom (”Wonderland,” ”The Claim”) chronicles the Manchester music scene’s transformation from ’70s punk dump to ’80s pill-popping paradise. In the town that spawned such beloved Brit-rock outfits as the Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, and Joy Division, our hero of sorts is rock & roll original Tony Wilson (Steve Coogan), a gonzo TV journalist who charms and smarms his way to becoming the head of trailblazing Factory Records, only to experience a cocaine-fueled fall.

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