Rent Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013)

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1h 26min
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Synopsis:
Veteran broadcaster Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan) is now working as a mid-morning DJ at North Norfolk Digital, but when the station is taken over by a new media conglomerate, it sets in motion a hilarious chain of events which see Alan having to work with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege. Will Alan talk round disgruntled colleague Pat Farrell (Colm Meaney)? Will there be shots fired in anger? Will Alan become a public hero or simply another footnote in the history of broadcasting? Or, will Norfolk's last hope prove to be Alpha Papa, in an action comedy of colossal velocity.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Kevin Loader, Henry Normal
Writers:
Peter Baynham
Studio:
StudioCanal
Genres:
British Films, Comedy
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
02/12/2013
Run Time:
86 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Hectic Danger Days: The Making of Alpha Papa
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Bloopers
  • Audio Commentary with Steve Coogan and Writers Rob and Nail Gibbons
BBFC:
Release Date:
02/12/2013
Run Time:
90 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Hectic Danger Days: The Making of Alpha Papa
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Bloopers
  • Audio Commentary with Steve Coogan and Writers Rob and Nail Gibbons

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Reviews (6) of Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

"A-HA" or If you love AP (Alan Partridge) , you'll love A.P (Alpha Papa) - Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
15/08/2013

This is hilarious...quite simply put! The old Patridge-isms are all here and the excellent use of his ability to try and turn any situation into something about him is fantastic.

At one point, I did feel it could have added something a little extra - you know the feeling where you're waiting for the 'moment' to arrive. It didn't (arrive), so I sat there like a cat who thinks it's getting cream but instead gets full fat pasturised milk and thought 'ohhh'.

But then I realised it could have been (in order of disappointment...ascending)- UHT, skimmed or sterilised milk and it wasn't. So I got better and I love it...with just a little love space left for my imagined gold top (Jersey)/Taste the Difference Whipped moment (imagined)!

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

For Coogan fans only - Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa review by JD

Spoiler Alert
27/02/2014

I have never found Steve Coogan funny. Given the good reviews I gave this a go, not worth it. Coogan's only character (since his stand-up career) is one who appears to be arrogant with the occasional moment when he seems to parody himself but then returns to being obnoxious. There are few comedians who can make unpleasantness funny. Ricky Gervais is another who has tried and (in my opinion) failed badly. His character in this is very egotistical and abusive, I think to make this work you would have to like and invest a lot of yourself into the actor. If you think highly of Steve Coogan then it might work for you.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

A TV sketch turned into a film - Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
14/03/2014

They had just about enough material for a sketch on a comedy show, but chose to make a film instead. Why? True, it has a few laughs in it, and some good ideas, but it wears thin very quickly.

Tedious and annoying.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

Critic review

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa review by George Hooper - Cinema Paradiso

Steve Coogan brings his unpleasant everyman to the big screen while ensuring he remains just as repulsive and offensive as he was, even given the time hes been away. Both clever and stupid at the same time, Alpha Papa is a big, bold tale of how finally after all these years Alan’s terrible deeds are finally catching up to him.

The film follows Alan (Coogan) as he tries to keep his job at a local Norwich radio station despite the new owners determination to fire someone. When Alan suggests Pat (Colm Meaney) he sets events in motion as Pat decides to take the staff hostage during a party at the station. However when Alan is sent in as negotiator things begin to really unravel as Alan tries to make cooler heads prevail but forgets to control himself.

Full to the brim of the same kind of wonderful blunders that made Partridge such a reliable and hilarious series, the film is also a smartly written satire on the state of Britain as a whole through the eyes of an aging presenter. Coogan charm to this tactless swine as Alan does horrible things and comes out blameless on the other side as if by magic.

Meaney is a perfect foil for Coogan, a gullible fool who has yet to see through Alan’s almost sociopathic facade. As Alan tries to cling to his D list celebrity, Pat carries the weight of life on his shoulders, something Alan hasn’t really experienced due to the lies and self adulation.

It’s British comedy at its best and a darn sight better than the widely anticipated but unremarkable The Worlds End thanks to an excellent script filled with jokes for everyone. As it turns out despite his years on the Bench, Alan Partridge is still the Alpha Papa.

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