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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.
I never get tired of being reminded that rock 'n roll will never die.
Just everything worked out for me! Great music and great actors...
a awesome life-affirming movie!
Couldn't be more up my street if the entire cast sat down and read The Hitchhiker's Guide aloud for an hour.
Feel good. Funny moments, probably a bit long.
I saw this film once before when it first came out, and haven't seen it since. Boy am I glad that I rewatched it. Some scenes came back to me as I watched it, but it might as well have been a first viewing for me.
I love Richard Curtis. I love Bill Nighy. I love Nick Frost. I love Phillip Seymour Hoffman. I love Chris O'Dowd. I love Rhys Ifans. But most importantly, I really really love rock n' roll.
Esta película la vi cuando salio y me gusto muchísimo, principalmente por los personajes y el vestuario de los mismos, ademas claro de que cuenta con un cast increíble y la historia no esta mal, la técnica es lo que me rayo un poco ya que hay un par de cosas aunque estén justificadas no son cinematograficamente correctas, no digo que estén mal, por que por lo menos a mi me llega el mensaje.
Esta es una película de esas las que llaman de fin de semana, es divertida y llena de vida
Usa el Jump cut + repetición para destacar momentos clave.
Usa muchos planos recursos (diría que en exceso)
Planos detrás de objetos
Mucho teleobjetivo con movimientos bruscos
Usa mucho planos subjetivos
La composición no es la mejor
Contraste de temperatura (Calido[Barco] = Frio[Tierra])
Contraste de movimiento (mano[Barco] = Steady[Tierra])
Parte la pantalla tipo cómic
(aka "Pirate Radio")
Enjoyable period piece comedy based loosely on actual events. During England's mid 1960s rock n roll revolution, BBC radio wouldn't touch that sort of "popular" music...so a host of "pirate" radio stations set up shop aboard creaky boats in the North Sea (in international waters) to provide the newest music to Britain's rock-starved youth. "Pirate Radio" is set aboard one of these boats, which is full of wacky characters played by Bill Nighy, Nick Frost, Rhys Ifans, and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, to name just a few, and details their battles with one another and with the British government, who of course are dead set on shutting the pirate stations down. Entertaining stuff!
Awesome cast, amazing soundtrack, fun adventure for taking place all on a little boat in the English Channel. Captures the thrill of the 60's perfectly and is just fun to watch and listen to!
Si no fuera por Philip Seymour Hoffman y su "estos son los mejores días de nuestras vidas", además del maravilloso soundtrack, esta película sería absolutamente olvidable. Y no quiero ni empezar a hablar de la representación de la masculinidad, las mujeres y los gais en esta película que dura demasiado para lo que en realidad ofrece.
Remek zenék, jó poénok és a már 'Igazából szerelem'-ben is megszokott nagyon jó hangulat.
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