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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…
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!
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.
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.
Any movie that opens with The Kinks and ends with David Bowie is great in my book.
Looks like we got another Edge of Tomorrow/Live Die Repeat situation. Seriously, I have no idea what this movie is titled. Pirate Radio or The Boat That Rocked, whatever, I don't care, all I know is that I loved this movie.
Pirate Radio is one of the most underappreciated comedies of the 21st century. Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow! What a fantastic film! This is a movie that felt specifically made for me, I understand if no one else likes it, but I adored it. Just a bunch of guys hanging out on a boat, with some great music in the…
This was a fantastic film to watch! Richard Curtis managed to write a story with the perfect mix of comedy and drama, which made it fascinating to watch, as you could laugh at scenes one minute, and then the next feel deeply emotional towards a scene.
I knew very little about the story of pirate radio stations in Britain, especially during the 1960s, which I assumed was a wild time like I have seen in many other movies, but it was in fact a very intriguing story, and the fact that the plot was given a comedic twist made it fantastically enjoyable for me.
Overall, I’ll give this a 9.4 because it was very enjoyable to watch, with great comedy as well as a brilliant storyline, and as well as that, the music, including songs from The Kinks, The Who and The Rolling Stones was amazing!
why was this rebranded so many times
Great soundtrack, okay movie.
Creo que podría decir que todo lo que amo del humor ingles se conjunta en esta película. Me encanta que la música sea su estilo de vida sin tener que crearla, me encanta todo el vestuario y las patillas de todos. La música por supuesto es maravillosa y precisa y que terminé con Bowie es perfecto.
Man, this is just like my review for "Almost Famous". Basically, I didn't find much interest in the movie, but I know I would've loved it if I knew a thing about rock-and-roll. I liked watching something really new to me, though. Thought Philip Seymour Hoffman was funny, and I wished he had taken more roles like this.
A clumsy pastiche of film tropes and genres mashed together in such a frenetic way that it becomes impossible to know how exactly to respond to the movie. Is it a serious reflection on censorship? Is it a nostalgic look at the crazy 60s and rock and roll? Is it a coming of age story? Is it a comedy? A drama? It just seems like not even Curtis can't decide what kind of movie he wants to make, and as a result I couldn't figure out how to respond to the movie either.
Fortunately there are enough individual moments that make the journey pleasant enough. And there's Philip Seymour Hoffman. Damn I miss him.
Basically it's the perfect kind of movie to be half-paying attention to while catching up on the week with your wife.
this is meant to be my feel good movie but i cant stop crying because i miss philip seymour hoffman so much
While I enjoyed the basic idea and the cast really do try their best with what is rather unexciting material (especially the late great Philip Seymour Hoffman) it's just not very funny I'm afraid. And Dr. Kermode must really be getting to me as the sexual politics of the film is pretty all over the place. I get it, it's the 60s and everyone fucked like rabbits apparently, but the film seemed to be condoning the idea of women as "prizes" for the male characters. I don't know, maybe I'm reading too much into it. But the the bottom line is that I didn't really laugh at all. And for a comedy, from Richard Curtis, and from that stellar cast I really did expect better.
a stupid list of movies with soundtracks/scores i love
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