24 Hour Party People 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… 24 Hour Party People 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…
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24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE (2003)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
A

Details Release Date: Jan 21, 2003; Movie Rated: R; Genre: Comedy; With: Steve Coogan; Distributor: United Artists (MGM)

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.

Originally posted Jan 24, 2003 Published in issue #692-693 Jan 24, 2003 Order article reprints
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