It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004)

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Critic Consensus: Part raucous mockumentary, part drama-filled biopic, It's All Gone Pete Tong amuses and warms hearts with its touching, comic, and candid look at a musician faced with a career-ending handicap.


Movie Info

He's been written off by his record company, his manager, his wife and his friends. His phone only rings when it's his coke dealer dropping round to party. Without a doubt, legendary DJ Frankie Wilde's life is out of control. Eventually he finds the self esteem to confront his personal demons and emerge from his wilderness much a different person.

Rating: R (for pervasive drug and alcohol abuse, language and some sexual content/nudity)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Dowse
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 20, 2005
Runtime:
Matson Films - Official Site

Cast


as Frankie Wilde

as Penelope Garcia

as Sonya Slowinksi

as Max Haggar

as Jack Stoddart

as Charlize Bondo

as Himself

as Eric Banning

as Tim Plester

as Alfonse

as Blinky

as Spanish Waiter

as Dr. Lim

as Coke Badger

as Himself

as Herself

as Himself

as Lol Hammond

as Himself
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Critic Reviews for It's All Gone Pete Tong

All Critics (81) | Top Critics (29)

There's nothing like watching a guy hit rock bottom and then try to crawl back up again. Or as that heartless record industry weasel puts it, 'People love a good tragedy.' Especially one set to a good beat.

Full Review… | June 10, 2005
Toronto Star
Top Critic

You may ... find the picture as undisciplined as Frankie's wild coif. I see the chaos, like the coif, to be tangled but pointed, an endearingly calculated mess.

Full Review… | June 10, 2005
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

The formula doesn't entirely stick, but Dowse's visual veracity towers over any narrative shortcomings Tong presents.

Full Review… | June 3, 2005
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

This has writing that could charitably be called inane, and a wholly repulsive star.

Full Review… | March 1, 2007
Film Journal International

full review in Greek

Full Review… | October 3, 2006
Movies for the Masses

One of the most graphic, scary, funny and imaginative depictions of drug addiction ever filmed.

Full Review… | March 9, 2006
Laramie Movie Scope

Audience Reviews for It's All Gone Pete Tong

It's All Gone Pete Tong is a fun, entertaining comedy that boasts an impressive cast and is well directed by Michael Dowse, who previously helmed the Canadian Cult classic Fubar. Taking a cue from Fubar, this film has a mockumentary flavor to it, mixed with memorable humor. The film was surprisingly good considering that Dowse made such an absurd directorial effort with Fubar, and though that film was great, It's All Gone Pete Tong is a more accessible film for film goers because the humor and story is more consistent and more thought out, than Dowse's previous work. I really enjoyed the film, and thought it was a fine feature from Michael Dowse, who I felt greatly matured as a filmmaker. This is a must see for fans of the genre and it definitely has a well constructed storyline, laced with enough humor t5o keep you involved in the film's plot. Sure there are things that could have been done better, but overall this is a solid comedy that evokes mockumentary stylings perfectly. The comedy is great, the acting is terrific and It's All Gone Pete Tong is a well crafted movie that manages to showcase a directors evolution in the medium perfectly. I still feel that Dowse has made his best work with Fubar, but this is nonetheless a worthwhile effort from the director who's managed to craft a very different movie than his first outing. So, if you loved Fubar, you're sure to enjoy this film. Even if you didn't, give this film a shot as it may surprise you at how good it really is. The script is well thought out and the gags are wonderful and overall this is a solid comedy that is very well acted and directed.

TheDudeLebowski65
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Didn't think I'd like it but was pleasantly surprised, Paul Kaye is so convincing in his portrayal of Frankie Wilde, a DJ who's always off his head and is going deaf. Really well directed by Michael Dowse, it?s got everything from bitter sweet drama to surreal comedy. Top film!

SirPant
Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

The film soars on the talent of Paul Kaye's magnificent portrayal of a pop music icon's self abuse, descent into total deafness and rebirth ...

roygutteridge
Roy Gutteridge

Super Reviewer

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