The marketing scam behind It's All Gone Pete Tong, a bogus British ''biopic,'' should win a special Oscar for Best Con Job. When it opened, it was sold as the true-life story of the legendary Frankie Wilde, a superstar nightclub DJ in Ibiza in the '90s who went stone-deaf, had coke-fueled hallucinations about giant stuffed bears, then reconquered the scene by sobering up and learning to ''hear'' music with his feet. It sure seemed authentic the film's documentary-style interviews with bona fide DJs like Paul Tong (no relation to the title) made it all the more convincing but, of course, no such dude ever existed. Turns out, though, it doesn't matter. This funky hipster fairy tale about a modern-day Beethoven (comedian Paul Kaye even has the hair for the part) works whether unspooled as fact or fiction. Like Trainspotting, it's as perversely amusing as it is genuinely harrowing and it's got a much more danceable soundtrack.
EXTRAS A lazy effort. The usual making-of featurette and actor interviews, but nothing on the most interesting bit how they cooked up the bogus-biopic hoax. No commentaries, either.