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Wednesday, April 05, 2006 

It's all gone pete tong review

Title: It's all gone Pete Tong (2004)
Starring: Paul Kaye, Beatriz Batarda, Kate Magowan, Mike Wilmot
Director: Michael Dowse
Rating: Rated R for pervasive drug and alcohol abuse, language and some sexual content/nudity.
Imdb link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0388139/
Genre: Comedy, semi-mockumentry

Review: It's All Gone Pete Tong is one cool movie, plain and simple. The plot centers around a World Famous D.J. by the name of Frankie Wilde. Frankie Is at the top of his game, the number one D.J. in the world, playing to sold out crowds in Ibiza, the Spanish Island, World renowned as being "Europe's party spot." Things are going well, all the money, cocaine, and women he can handle, until Frankie's hedonistic lifestyle catches up with him, and his hearing unexpectedly deserts him. A deaf DJ? What a joke.

In a comical, and often touching way, "It's all gone Pete Tong" tells Wilde's story through a mixture of standard, and unconventional filmmaking. Most of the movie is shot and told as a normal narratives, but occasional blurring occur when real life D.J.'s (Tiesto, Paul Van Dyke, etc.), and other characters, are interviewed, as if in a documentary. In any other film, this could come off as akward, but here, we simply accept it, and love it.

The performances here are top notch, with believable characters, really drawing us in. This movie, while a fun, and entertaining film, is actually one of the most inspirational movie's I have ever seen. We root for Frankie, when he falls, we hurt, and when he gets back up, we swell with pride.

Lastly, the sound track. This is a music-centric movie, and the quality of the sound track reflects that. If you are even a mild fan of house, trance, or and electronic music, you will recognize music as top tier. If I can find a copy, I am buying it, the live sets, the pre-recorded sets, everything shines.

Final Score : 10/10 for style and 5000000/10 for cool
Best fucking movie I've seen in forever.

Final note:
The physical manifestation of his cocaine habit as a badger.