Monday, August 21, 2006


Not sure how this movie has stayed out of my life until now, but I finally got around to watching 24 Hour Party People.


A 20-year (or so) odyssey tracking the rise and dissolution of Factory Records under the thoroughly honest, thoroughly neurotic and thoroughly human leadership of Tony Wilson.

Built around the twin story arcs of Joy Division and Happy Mondays, Steve Coogan covers all with his droll delivery. Danny Cunningham is a dead ringer for Shaun Ryder, but the early part of the movie is stolen by Sean Harris as a spot-on Ian Curtis doppelganger.

Great comedy, great music, great nostalgia.

Loved it.


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