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The Boat That Rocked
On air. Off shore. Out of control.
The Boat that Rocked is an ensemble comedy, where the romance is between the young people of the 60s, and pop music. It's about a band of DJs that captivate Britain, playing the music that defines a generation and standing up to a government that, incomprehensibly, prefers jazz.
Despite its flaws (some of them almost hurtful, like blatant sexism, misogyny and homophobia - but it is based in the 60's so I can almost forgive it as it's "the times") I adore this movie. It's a character based, rock and roll fueled, riot.
What it lacks in actual plot, it's through characterisation and genuine laughs, that it makes up for it in spades. There's a fantastic list of actors in this comedy, including but not limited to; Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Nick Frost, Katherine Parkinson, Chris O'Dowd, Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Jack Davenport, Rhys Darby...................... and it goes on - they are all great and seem as though they are genuinely having a good time…
Forget the flak this film took from the critics of Richard Curtis this is comedy gold and a film full of great music and performances. Philip Seymour Hoffman is excellent as "the count" the token american DJ on a pirate radio station in the North Sea. Set in the sixties this tells the tale of Radio Rock an outlawed floating radio station playing rock and pop to a stiffled population. Every DJ earns their stripes in a funny and endearing comedy featuring some of Britain's best modern comedians. Nick Frost and Rhys Ifans lead the fight to stop the government shutting down the radio station amid weddings, adultery and sabotage. Better than people were led to believe.
Richard Curtis has directed 3 movies so far. I have rated each with 5 stars! His movies are wonderful! The characters really make this movie. They are all so unique, fun and interesting. The story is really simple, but really good. The acting is great. But there is one thing, which is sublime, on a whole another level. And that's the soundtrack. One of the best soundtracks in movie history! So many great rock & roll songs! This is one of the best feel-good movies I have ever seen and one of the best movies in general! I can see myself revisiting this many times! Strongly recommended! Please Mr. Curtis, hurry up and make another movie. I can't wait!
I don't know why, but throughout this film I was trying to look for flaws.
Didn't find any, though.
This film was friggin' SPECTACULAR!
Every single character is hilarious, the actors are phenomenal, and that SOUNDTRACK, man... DAMN!
This boat ROCKED!
This is one of those films that I can watch over and over again and it'll never bore me. It is just the ultimate feel-good film. I mean, well first, look at the cast. You've got Philip Seymour Hoffman, Nick Frost, Rhys Ifans, Chris O'Dowd, Kenneth Branagh and Bill Nighy, who seems to be playing the personification of the word 'cool'. Actually, that goes for everyone else as well, playing off each other brilliantly thanks to the equally brilliant script.
But the main thing about this is of course, the music. The entire film is just a celebration of the music of the 60's. And it is just awesome.
"I could watch this film all day and all of the night" - my little brother.
I never get tired of being reminded that rock 'n roll will never die.
Despite its numerous flaws, and often offensive themes such as the misogyny (although it was the 60's, so in a way you could perhaps pin it down to the way of those times), I still found this film to be entertaining. The plot is inconsistent and poor, but the set of characters (with excellent casting) are each zany and fun, able to deliver most of the good humour. This film had a lot of potential to be something special, but it missed that opportunity. I would say it's still worth watching though, the ending is rather nostalgic and the whole film has a feel-good vibe to it.
O segundo filme dirigido por Richard Curtis não é tão bom quanto o Simplesmente Amor (falo de roteiro). Apesar do bom elenco, o filme não me divertiu (já que a intenção maior era essa). Talvez tenha faltado equilíbrio das atuações (algo que ocorreu em Simplesmente) ou talvez o roteiro fraco tenha atrapalhado mesmo. A melhor atuação/cena é a do Chris O'Dowd na sua lua de mel. Depois disso nada muito relevante.
Absolutely awesome film.
Still my favorite movie with the best music!
What a blast! I enjoyed every scene of this film. The music is pure magic here and is the driven force.
I love music and the way this movie shows that early radio rock and roll era is magnificent. I like the anti establishment stand they took, because for me rock needs to be that!
Wonderful cast, all of them were perfect! My favorites: Bill Nighy, the definition of being cool and keep calm. And Phillip Seymour Hoffman, talent, pure talent...
This is another one recommended by gusti_28, I'm going to start a list with your excellent taste in films!
By the way, as I watched this movie I could not help but wonder what kind of DJs we would be! ; )
Unglaublich gut gemachter Film, gute Musik, tolle abgedrehte Charaktere, alles ehr stimmig. Rock' n Roll!
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