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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!
Back in the late Seventies there was a little station that we'd listen to called Radio Caroline North. It was hard to tune it in as it was in the old medium wave band and was effected by weather and other obstacles that being a pirate radio station attracted. Broadcasting from International waters, it managed to attract an almost clandestine audience who loved the thought of breaking the law. The Boat That Rocked reminded me a lot of those days, although the film is set back in 1966, it carried the same playful stigma that you were doing something and listening to something you shouldn't. Most of the tunes in the film are now considered classics and the colourful DJ's…
Despite an energetic soundtrack and an even more energetic cast, Richard Curtis' "The Boat That Rocked," also known as "Pirate Radio," can not muster the necessary energy to make the film stand up or stand out. The comedy, about a floating radio station in the 1960s, entertains but is far too dry to make a memorable cinematic splash.
Revolving around the rogue radio that defied English censorship by bringing '60s pop and rock the airwaves of the United Kingdom, "The Boat That Rocked" tells the story of the DJs that broadcast verboten tunes from the North Sea. Focusing on the collection of personalities aboard the floating rabble rouser, the story has a solid premise. Its conflicts, however, feel manufactured and…
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!
I love this film more than anything also when i was 15 i went 2 and a half weeks of obsessively watching this film 2-5 times a day lol
Sympathische Charaktere, ein tolles Ensemble, unglaublicher Flair und Groove, dazu ein großartiger Soundtrack. Auch beim vierten oder fünften Mal standen mir am Ende die Tränen in den Augen – vor Glück und Freude. Etwaige kleine Mängel am Drehbuch sind mir da völlig wumpe.
Radio Rock Revolution ist einfach nur gut. Rock n' Roll!
i adore philip seymour hoffman in this. i miss him so damn much. great movie. <3
Such a good soundtrack.
this movie has one of the greatest soundtracks ever and I absolutely adore philip seymour hoffman RIP
i mean it's not unenjoyable, but it's basically one of those legacy musicals you get of a bunch of sixties hits with the thinnest of plots. the fact that the assistant to branagh is called twatt should give you enough of an idea of the level this film is pitched at, especially all the reheated jokes from "blackadder goes forth" with darling crossed out and twatt written down instead
AKA what happened to Lester Bangs.
They obviously put a lot of effort into licensing songs and gathering a group of talented actors; it's a shame they didn't spend a little more time on the script. The thing floundered around for nearly two hours, plus there was an additional 45 minutes of bonus scenes on the DVD.
Super enjoyable because of the music
Peeping Tom, Night of the Hunter and a whole host of older films were ignored or given bad reviews upon…
Actors who are second or third generation famous.