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Hot Air (2019) - Steve Coogan plays a US radio host
« on: March 22, 2020, 08:13:37 PM »
Watched this last night on NowTV Films (or whatever it's called). What a strange film. You know how in most of his roles, Coogan sometimes lets a bit of his inner Partridge shine through? Well this one feels like it's actually Alan rather than Coogan that's doing the acting. Coogalan plays a right wing US radio host and there's lots of bits of him in the radio studio talking to callers and I find it completely impossible to not spend the entire time thinking of Alan. There are wacky little jingles, like in MMM and the same gestures and tics, surely Coogan must have known how odd this would be for UK viewers. SC was exec producer too. Weird.

Trailer here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-Ztcc_nQSE&has_verified=1

Re: Hot Air (2019) - Steve Coogan plays a US radio host
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2020, 09:44:49 PM »
Never seen this mentioned anywhere. 

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Re: Hot Air (2019) - Steve Coogan plays a US radio host
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2020, 09:53:40 PM »
Found it really dull.

Re: Hot Air (2019) - Steve Coogan plays a US radio host
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2020, 10:12:30 PM »
Love the guy to bits, obviously, but yer man Coogan cannot do a convincing American accent.

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Re: Hot Air (2019) - Steve Coogan plays a US radio host
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2020, 11:17:11 PM »
An Irish Hugh Laurie, that accent

Re: Hot Air (2019) - Steve Coogan plays a US radio host
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2020, 01:45:50 PM »
Love the guy to bits, obviously, but yer man Coogan cannot do a convincing American accent.

See also- Ewan MacGregor. He's been at it 25 years now you think someone would say "Maybe don't do American accented roles anymore?"

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Re: Hot Air (2019) - Steve Coogan plays a US radio host
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2020, 02:21:18 PM »
Ha ha, holy shit - that really is indistinguishable from Partridge. Sounds like Alan doing the US accent he busts out occasionally over the decades, and the body language is identical.

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Re: Hot Air (2019) - Steve Coogan plays a US radio host
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2020, 02:35:39 PM »
Very bad.

I feel like Coogan won't be at rest until he breaks America in a huge way, but it's his worst work.

Re: Hot Air (2019) - Steve Coogan plays a US radio host
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2020, 02:42:54 PM »
It's just such a strange decision to have him in that role and it completely overshadows the rest of the film (probably for the best). Trying to think of other examples of an actor best known for a massively famous comedy character then trying to play a serious character doing the same things as the comedy one.

Re: Hot Air (2019) - Steve Coogan plays a US radio host
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2020, 10:34:26 AM »
looks like a bad Talk Radio

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Re: Hot Air (2019) - Steve Coogan plays a US radio host
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2020, 11:37:04 AM »
...trying to play a serious character doing the same things as the comedy one.

This is supposed to be a serious, non-comedy film?

Re: Hot Air (2019) - Steve Coogan plays a US radio host
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2020, 02:27:32 PM »
There are light-hearted moments but, yes, it's supposedly a drama. It's entertaining but mainly because it stars Alan Partridge being an American

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Re: Hot Air (2019) - Steve Coogan plays a US radio host
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2020, 02:33:02 PM »
Trying to think of other examples of an actor best known for a massively famous comedy character then trying to play a serious character doing the same things as the comedy one.
Leslie Nielsen, but in reverse?

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