Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa 2013

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Steve Coogan's legendary chat show host and broadcaster finally receives the big screen treatment in this comedy directed by Declan Lowney. Occupying a career stasis-defining role as a mid-morning DJ on North Norfolk Digital Radio, Alan Partridge hopes for one last shot at the big time suffer a severe setback when it emerges that his employers have been taken over.

Starring:
Steve Coogan, Colm Meaney
Runtime:
1 hour 30 minutes

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Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Declan Lowney
Starring Steve Coogan, Colm Meaney
Supporting actors Sean Pertwee, Anna Maxwell Martin, Nigel Lindsay, Felicity Montagu, Simon Greenall, Paul Blackwell, Robert Whitelock, Simon Delaney
Studio Studiocanal
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3.9 out of 5 stars

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By cornutus on 26 July 2014
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It's a cliche to talk about the difficulty many British TV comedy series have in making it to the big screen and so I was a little nervous about the prospect of Alan being in a feature film. While the final product isn't quite as magical as the TV series or even the one-offs, it's sti a very funny and famiiar experience for FOPs. Plenty of od characters turning up and it stays within Alan's word very well. If you're a fan you' have seen it already, so first time viewers should jump in and discover Coogan's ater-ego.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Scaroth, Last of the Jagaroth on 10 Sep 2014
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Never having followed the exploits of East Anglian local radio DJ and all-round narcissist Alan Partridge, but having gained the impression that the character was best left in the past, I approached this movie with fairly low expectations. Happily these were confounded, as the film’s razor-sharp wit, snappy dialogue, and larger-than-life characters were hugely entertaining from start to finish.
Facing being replaced with stereotypical yoof presenters, and deemed surplus to requirements by soulless new management, Alan is quick to dodge the bullet by cravenly putting the spotlight on friend and fellow presenter Pat Farrell, who is subsequently fired by the station. Congratulating himself on his quick thinking, Alan has reckoned without the vengeful Pat, who returns to the station with a shotgun, taking control and holding Alan and others (including the new manager) hostage. Cue Alan’s ineffectual attempts to talk Pat down, as the increasingly deranged former presenter proceeds to broadcast his old show once more, with Alan and the latter’s own co-presenter Sidekick Simon joining him in an uneasy alliance.
Alongside Steve Coogan as Partridge, Colm Meaney plays Pat, Tim Key is Sidekick Simon, and impressionist Phil Cornwell appears as a rival DJ. The cast is what really makes this, however a combination of clever verbal references, sight gags, slapstick and general buffoonery from the lecherous Partidge, make up what is a thoroughly engaging and riotous 90 minutes.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Susan Collins on 30 Oct 2014
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I normally like Steve Coogan's "Alan Partridge" character but I struggled to laugh in this film. The reviews were so glowing I thought I wasn't watching the same film as them!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By K. Smith on 9 April 2014
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I really enjoyed this. It's typical Alan Partridge. Like Mid Morning Matters, it never really hits the heights of his early stuff, i.e. Knowing Me, Knowing You and I'm Alan Partridge, but nevertheless it's still great fun and there are some moments of Partridge gold in there. I hope there'll be more to come.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr Welly on 15 Aug 2014
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Pretty much what you expect from 90 minutes or so of Alan Partridge... Lynn has a Hollywood hairdo, Alan has a few heroic flights of fancy and one or two moments of extreme awkwardness. Fast paced enough that you don't get bored, but well in keeping with Norwich's favourite DJ and his antics. For martial arts geeks, look out for the firearms officer's takedown when Alan wants to touch his gun... Impressively done.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gill on 9 Aug 2014
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If you still like this formula for taking the P out of aspects of our character and shallow modern life then you'll still love this - it's as good an application of the formula as anything previously. If you find yourself not liking it then probably your preferences/life/whatever have just changed - suppose mine will eventually! Until then another 90 mins enjoyment for me and probably for you :-)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By P. J. Pyke on 17 Oct 2014
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oh my.................after reading how great this film was i can only conclude that the reviewers were all very young people.i think coogan is a funny guy.i have the box sets of his tv shows but this must rank as one of the most unfunny adaption to the big screen.i never laughed once.he just went down in my estimation.dont waste your money.very limp in comparison to the tv show
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By skyranger_of_utopia on 2 April 2014
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partridge is back on the dangerous, formidable streets of norfolk. some great performances and scenes. i honestly couldn't believe how many laughs there were.
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