- Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation (MGM)
- Release Date: Aug 9, 2002
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Dec 4, 2012This movie is the story history of Factory Records which created many great bands such as Joy Division/New Order and The Happy Mondays. It's kind of like "This is Spinal Tap" except that was fiction, this one is true. And that makes the funny parts in 24 hour party people even more funny because it's true!!! If you are a fan of the Britpop, Madchester or punk scenes then you should see this movie to get a sense of the scenes that music originated from.… Expand
Sep 13, 2010The fall & rise of Anthony (Tony) H. Wilson & his part in Manchester's cultural uprisings.
It looked a lot of fun to make but I found it a bit too self-indulgent.
Steve Coogan does tend to be more like Alan Partridge than Wilson although there are some similarities.
The Joy Division bits seem a bit lame now, especially if you've watched the fantastic Control.
Great performances by Danny Cunningham as Shaun Ryder & Andy Serkis as Martin Hannett though.… Collapse
Loud, hilarious, and enormously entertaining, 24 Hour Party People makes you want to toss current FM radio out on its pre-fab, corporate-sponsored backside. And not a moment too soon.