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.
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 never get tired of being reminded that rock 'n roll will never die.
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.
The mother-in-law is in town from London so she gets to watch what she wants.
Tonight she wants this.
Not a bad choice is it?
Richard Curtis's brilliantly crafted ode to pirate radio is simply one of the funniest and most original films of the last few years. Great soundtrack and performances especially from Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Bill Nighy this is a favourite in our house.
My night could have been a lot worse if my mother-in-laws taste wasn't as good.
So where are the floating oases of cultural enlightenment and passion today? No really, where are they? Get me aboard. The mainland is sinking!
This is def a fav now
The Boat That Rocked or Pirate Radio as it is called in the US is an amazing example of a coming of age story done right.
The film starts with Carl getting on board the Radio Rock ship that is anchored in the North Sea just outside of the UK governments jurisdiction. He was sent there by his mother after getting expelled for smoking cigarette and drugs to hopefully get straightened out by his god father who runs Radio Rock. As Carl meets and gets to know his radio personality ship mates he experiences an array of new emotions, finds love, friendship and finally meets his biological father.
While the ship rocks the days and nights away, having the best…
Großartiger Film! Auch wenn man nicht der größte Fan von älterer Musik ist, macht sie hier trotzdem Spaß.
It's actually very sweet. The love and dedication one has for his craft. Especially that of the Count's.
Una buena comedia británica del buen Richard Curtis que sufrió los embates estadounidenses de la tijera y el lucro. Una lástima, puesto que las mejores escenas son las que quedaron por fuera (se pueden disfrutar en el blu-ray, claro). Para los amantes del rock n' roll de finales de los 60, que deberíamos ser, en teoría, TODOS.
Great cast, obviously great music and a heck of a finale. The film has a great spirit about it and is a joy to watch unfold. It is quite long and the plot does seem to meander a bit from time to time but it is engaging enough and fun enough for me to forgive its occasional missteps.
O filme cumpre bem o seu papel, sendo difícil achar alguém que desgoste. É um verdadeiro "feel-good". O elenco, de estrelas, entrega uma performance convincente, com destaque para Philip Seymour Hoffman, no papel do DJ americano "The Count".
Pesa contra as mais de 2 horas de duração e algumas coisas são difíceis de engolir: todo mundo ouvindo rádio na virada do ano novo e ninguém comemorando em uma festa? Todos os londrinos dançando 24 horas por dia enquanto ouviam Radio Rock? O guri fazia o que mesmo no barco?
O caricaturismo da história e dos personagens chama atenção, com destaque para o final, mas não atrapalha já que o propósito é apenas divertir, sem maiores pretensões.
A trilha sonora é…
Great cast and soundtrack. The pirate radio ship made a good setting because people could believably bump into each other. The story was nice enough and the pace of the film was kept up by the many minor subplots and the variety of characters.
tldr: I liked it 7/10
Plot didn't have much direction, but amazing performances all around, particularly by Bill Nighy (as always), Nick Frost, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Chris O'Dowd. Excellent music throughout, always a plus.
Funny with an amazing soundtrack. A British comedy that takes you back to the 1960's with the rock' n 'roll music to go with it. The story of a young men who goes onto a pirate radio boat to be with his godfather and the many other characters which make up this radio station. While having fun on the boat, the government is trying to take them down. Though funny it at sometimes lacked an element of entertainment to keep you interested in the comedy of the movie.
' I believe the technical term is a *fuckload* of boats!" - Simon