I saw a screening of the new Steve Coogan film Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa and it was so brilliantly written that now I wish I was Steve Coogan (not Alan Partridge. He’s a c u next Tuesday, if you know what I mean).
I loved when he was all, “That was soft rock cocaine enthusiasts, Fleetwood Mack”.
I loved when they played Always On My Mind to highlight how bad Alan felt for phucking over Pat Farrell (played by Colm Meaney, the best ole Irishman there is, who incidentally also played the best ole cranky Irish dad in The Commitments, who incidentally again was a fan of Elvis Presley, who incidentally again again also sang Always On My Mind, the song they used in the Alan Partridge movie but I think they used the Willie Nelson version).
I love that I cannot for the life of me place where I have seen the lady that plays Lynn, although it’s a British movie so I probably saw her in an episode of Press Gang or something.
I loved that you never really felt like any of the characters were complete f**kwits, despite what I said earlier about Alan Partridge being a c-word. He’s a loveable c-word, know what I mean?
Anyway I thought the movie was really well-written.
Other people whose brains I would like to have:
- Tina Fey
- Donald Glover
- Craig Ferguson
- Conan O’Brien
- Judd Apatow
- Dan Harmon
- The lady who put this together
- The guy who put this site together (David Thorne, can I have your brain?)
- Whoever worked on the writing team for Friends seasons 1-5
It’s so hot right now, I really feel like watching 4 episodes of 30 Rock and then sinking my head in the ocean.
FYI my review for this film is here