Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Alan Partridge: Alpha Popa

Steve Coogan's Alan Partridge has been a long running character of his for quite sometime in the UK. And now the arrival of the movie by that name about a well known DJ who is England's finest when it comes to getting into trouble and saying just about anything on the radio.

Naturally, he gets in over his head when he's really only wanting to save his own job when new management takes over.

"You can keep Jesus Christ. That was Neil Diamond… truly the ‘King of the Jews’."-Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge

Like all British humor, this movie is fast, witty, and absurd. Its jokes are subtle, the characters well developed, and the story is (almost) believable.
This movie fails in its purpose. Although sort of about the corporate take over of media, it is never truly addressed, and our protagonist never even seems to pick a side. There is much that can be said about the ruining of good radio, but this movie barely scratches the surface. 
Despite this, this film has the feeling of being smart. The humor is so quick and easy to miss, it promises laughs even after watching it many times.
The jokes are like corners. Round one, there are probably more.-DragonSumerofMovies
"He's crass, but there's a small amount of nobility." Steve Coogan about his character Alan Partridge.
I am a Steve Coogan fan. He seems to always be in a character study even when he's not acting. Or maybe he is always acting. I always think of something his father said how he was the shy one when he was growing up. Even he's surprised his family of his longevity in the acting world of writing and always coming up with something that always gives you..a little smile. 
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. Catch the movie on NETFLIX.



cat eyes & skinny jeans said...

He looks like an entertaining character/actor!


Sara Gerard said...

I LOVE Steve Coogan. I must see this.