Set in Manchester, England, from the late ’70s to the early ’90s, director Michael Winterbottom’s zippy mockumentary follows the rise and fall and rise again of record-label honcho Tony Wilson, who gave careers to the likes of seminal Brit bands Joy Division and New Order. As the amusingly egomaniacal Wilson, comedian Coogan delivers a cheeky breakthrough performance, wandering through the circus-like raves as if he were a post-punk prince. It’s sheer ecstasy.
Genre: Comedy; Starring: Steve Coogan, Kenny Baker, Rob Brydon, James Cartwright; Director: Michael Winterbottom; Author: Frank Cottrell Boyce; Release Date Limited: 08/09/2002; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 117; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: United Artists (MGM)
Posted January 24 2003 — 12:00 AM EST
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