Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

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  • R
  • 2014
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 6.9  (32,892)
  • 66

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa is a 2013 British comedy film starring Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge, a fictional radio and television presenter. The film, which was directed by Declan Lowney, follows Partridge as he becomes embroiled in a hostage situation at the radio station where he works. The movie is set in North Norfolk Digital, a struggling local radio station that is about to be rebranded as Shape. When the employees of the station are informed of the rebranding, they are understandably unhappy, particularly Pat Farrell (Colm Meaney), a former DJ who has been with the station for years and feels that he is being pushed out.

After a particularly contentious meeting, Farrell is fired and becomes enraged. He takes control of the radio station, holding the employees hostage and demanding that he be reinstated. Partridge, who is in the building at the time, becomes the face of the crisis, and it becomes up to him to try to resolve the situation before it spirals out of control.

Despite being a comedy, the film manages to balance its humor with some tense moments. This is partly due to Meaney's excellent performance as Farrell, who is both sympathetic and menacing. Coogan is also fantastic as Partridge, bringing his trademark wit and self-absorption to the role.

One of the film's strengths is its balance between absurdity and realism. While the situation at the radio station is far-fetched, the characters and their reactions to the situation feel grounded in reality. The movie also has some interesting things to say about the nature of celebrity, particularly in the way that Partridge uses the crisis to further his own career.

Another standout aspect of the film is its use of music. The soundtrack features several classic tracks from the 1980s, which fits in with the station's throwback format. The music also helps to add a sense of nostalgia and familiarity to the film, which makes the hostage situation all the more unsettling.

The movie also features some impressive visuals, particularly during the climactic scenes at the radio station. The use of lighting and sound design helps to create a sense of tension and claustrophobia, and the film's final sequence is particularly memorable.

Overall, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa is an excellent comedy that manages to balance its humor with some tense moments. It's a must-watch for fans of Steve Coogan's character, but even those who aren't familiar with Partridge will find something to enjoy in this well-crafted and entertaining movie.

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa is a 2014 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9 and a MetaScore of 66.

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