Tuesday, 5 May 2009
24 Hour Party People
Dir: Michael Winterybottom
Starring: Steve Coogan, Andy Serkis
Narry Borman doesn't like to compare things, but if you were to compare 24 Hour Party People with Spinal Tap, you would see how different British people and American people are.
24 Hour Party People is full of the nonsense, excess, cynicism, and enthusiasm that defined the Madchester era. It does an excellent job of telling a story about a music scene, without being pretentious or annoying.
What can you say? It's the story of Joy Division, The Happy Mondays etc. You know what to expect. Great soundtrack, nice script, well-made. The casting is excellent, and some familiar faces (Mark E Smith, Clint Boon) make cameos that although pointless do lend credence to the film.