24 Hour Party People (2002)

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In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.




  • Steve Coogan in 24 Hour Party People (2002)
  • Steve Coogan in 24 Hour Party People (2002)
  • Steve Coogan and Tony Wilson at an event for 24 Hour Party People (2002)
  • 24 Hour Party People (2002)
  • Paddy Considine and Andy Serkis in 24 Hour Party People (2002)
  • Paddy Considine at an event for 24 Hour Party People (2002)

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27 July 2003 | jimi99
| great mocku-docu-rockumentary
This movie is quite hyperbolic about the Manchester scene which is portrayed with so much style, energy, humor, and gutty performances, that even if you weren't a fan of Joy Division & Happy Mondays, this particular musical revolution is extolled on a par with Memphis early 50's, the whole of UK 1963-65, San Francisco 1966-67, or Austin 1972-74. I wasn't a fan of those Manchester bands, but I really enjoyed all of the music in this film. And Steve Coogan's performance and the structure of his charismatic part are wonderful. And very funny.

Like "SLC Punk" and movies like "Rude Boy" and the Sex Pistols movies, "24 Hour Party People" captures the anger of the times and incredible energy of that socio-musical upheaval, and ultimately the sadness at the inevitable passing of a bright moment in popmusic history. When Coogan/Wilson brags about the birth of the rave culture in his club in his beloved city, taking credit for another major movement, I didn't feel his pride or excitement, only that sense of sadness at the techno-evolution of punk...

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$34,940 11 August 2002

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