Overall Rank: 4634
Average Rating: 2.7/4
# of Ratings: 24
Theatrical Release Date: 02/27/2014
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 06/10/2014
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Declan Lowney
Actors: Steve Coogan, Colm Meaney, Sean Pertwee, Anna Maxwell Martin, Monica Dolan, Simon Greenall
Plot: An ageing, has-been talk show host finds his career may have a new lease of life when a sacked co-worker arms himself and holds the radio station he works at to ransom.
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Matthew Brady - wrote on 12/23/2013
The start of this movie I said to myself this is going to be a hard movie to sit thought but 20 mins later the movie got better and it made my day.
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Chris Kavan - wrote on 05/31/2014
I'm a fan of British comedy - but still new to the concept of British TV (other than what I can get on BBC America). Therefore, I have never seen the TV show this is based on, but I was interested in this for one reason: Steve Coogan. The man is consistently funny, whether in supporting or main roles and Alan Partridge is no exception.
The film involves a radio station being taken over by corporate company looking to homogenize the proceedings with their brand. Coogan's Alan Partridge is one of the most senior radio DJs on the air, along with Pat Ferrel (Colm Meaney). When he realizes one of them will inevitably be given the sack, he immediately throws Pat under the bus - and this comes back to haunt him when Pat take the station hostage. Partridge escapes, but is soon brought back in …
Yojimbo - wrote on 09/21/2013
An ageing, has-been talk show host finds his career may have a new lease of life when a sacked co-worker arms himself and holds the radio station he works at to ransom. The vast majority of much-loved British TV comedy fails to make a successful transition to the big screen for one reason and one reason alone; the studio's insistence at "widening the appeal" of the format and courting a more mainstream (ie "American") audience. This invariably guts the idea behind the shows and destroys the very magic and character that makes them work. Because of this, I approached Alpha Papa with some trepidation, but thankfully Alan has survived the process intact and what we have in this film is really little more than a feature length episode of the programme, but let's face it, that's all true …
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