Thursday, December 14, 2017

Alan Partridge (2013)

Original title: Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

Director: Decian Lowney

Writers: Peter Baynham, Steve Coogan, Neil Gibbons, Rob Gibbons, Armando Iannucci

Composer: Ilan Eshkeri

Starring: Steve Coogan, Colm Meaney, Tim Key, Karl Theobald, Nigel Lindsay, Felicity Montagu, Dustin Demri-Burns, Sean Pertwee

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Someone is trying to kill Alan. You'll wish it was you.

Plot: When famous DJ Alan Partridge's radio station is taken over by a new media conglomerate, it sets in motion a chain of events which see Alan having to work with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege.

My rating: 6.5/10

Will I watch it again?  Yes.

I REALLY dig Coogan's work and especially as Alan Partridge but I didn't laugh hardly at all during this flick.  I feel bad about it in some weird way because I like the character so much.  It should've been more fun but I just wasn't feeling it.  The cast is fine, it looks good and so on but the laughs weren't there.  Maybe it wasn't as fun because it mostly took place inside a radio station with limited people for Alan to interact with.   Hell, I could've been in a mood or something.  I'll give it another shot someday and I'll keep watching everything Coogan does.  He's earned it.  I'm just disappointed that for Alan's first feature film this one's more of a dud than a gut-buster.

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