It's All Gone Pete Tong Review

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Superstar DJ Frankie Wilde (Kaye) loses his hearing and his mind amid the crazed decadence of the White Isle.


Want to grab the attention of the Ecstasy generation? Easy - just christen your movie with the rhyming-slang phrase that's put Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong (house music's eternally-up-for-it answer to Steve Wright) in the OED. Party people be warned, though. Michael Dowse's follow-up to rock spoof FUBAR may be set in Ibiza and feature a 'coke-badger', but this is no cheeky, hedonistic comedy romp. Instead, it's part satire of the drug-fuelled clubbing scene, part harrowing disability drama - and almost entirely improvised. Kaye fares surprisingly well as the Ibitha legend who realises his life as he knows it - drugs, dancing drinking and... endlessy shagging, is going to fade along with his aural abilities.

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.