Well, not everything can be a masterpiece 🙂
And while this film (known in the U.S. simply as Alan Partridge) has its moments, it’s a rather lackluster affair overall.
But something kept me watching.
I suppose it was the sheer talent of Steve Coogan.
Bloke’s got a real gift.
But this film just didn’t really do him justice.
24 Hour Party People was much better (if I remember correctly).
At any rate, Alan Partridge is set in Norwich.
Which is in Norfolk.
Which is in East Anglia.
Yes, Mr. Partridge is a pretty shallow gent.
The context, by the way, is that of a radio station.
The film’s action mostly takes place at a radio studio.
It’s a bit of a tense film, but always long on humor.
I must give the director Declan Lowney credit.
There are some quirky bits which work quite well.
And so, perhaps I just haven’t understood this film.
It was relatively enjoyable.
I don’t want an hour and a half of my life back.
It wasn’t that bad.
But something was a bit off.
I must say, the concept was relatively sound.
[no pun intended]
Somehow the execution of the concept was less than stellar.
The acting was all fairly decent.
No doubt that Coogan was the star.
Really, I don’t know quite what to say about this one.
I wouldn’t recommend it as a life-changing film.
It’s relatively light and enjoyable, but there are a good many guns in the film.
The premise is, as stated, quite tense.
If you work in a radio station, you might find certain parts funnier than I did.
At any rate, it was great to know that Steve Coogan’s still got it.
I will be looking out for more of his wonderful performances in the future.