It's All Gone Pete Tong

It's All Gone Pete Tong

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Mockumentary comedy (mixing real & fake peeps) starring British comedian Kaye (TV's 'Dennis Pennis') as real-life DJ, Frank Wilde. Trying to be a 'Spinal Tap' for dance music, so they say. Notable scenes depict Wilde's drug-induced hallucinations, one involving a cocaine-snorting giant badger. Title refers to a cockney expression, meaning all has gone to shit.

A renowned DJ, Wilde lives the sweet life on the club circuit in Ibiza - partying it up with the ladies & cocaine. That is until he begins to realize that years of eardrum-rattling music is making him deaf. He's suddenly forced to re-evaluate his priorities and begins to get his life in order, thanks to a romance with a beautiful deaf woman who teaches him how to read lips.

Awards

Best Canadian Feature at Toronto Film Festival 2004.

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Comedy, Drama

90mins

Rating: R16 contains offensive language, sex scenes & drug use

UK, Canada

Official Site

BBC

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Eventually wins you over with its warmth and offbeat sensibility...

Chicago Sun-Times (Roger Ebert)

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The downward arc of the first two acts of the movie is made harrowing and yet perversely amusing by the performance of Paul Kaye...

Empire Magazine [UK]

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There are some powerful moments, but the film follows Frankie's lead in losing the plot - too dark for casual viewers (or fans of Tong), too blunt to succeed as cult viewing...

Real Groove Magazine [NZ]

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May not have such strong appeal to outsiders but the energy, intensity, and black humour carried me along...

Variety [USA]

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Colorful, sometimes endearing but highly uneven picture...