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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…
Again, agreeing with my previous review......PSH is growing on me, it seems, and I just love Bill Nighy! What a fun movie with a gorgeous sound track. I had forgotten how much I do like this music form the 60s...... And what a brilliant cast in its totality. Kenneth Branagh always manages to make the a....s of characters enjoyable to watch!
I broke up with my girlfriend of 6 months a few days before Christmas. The next day I invited my friend, who I'd known since Elementary school, over, because I needed to *not* feel like shit. She said 'let's put on a movie'. There was only one movie we could watch, and thankfully it was one my friend Katie hadn't seen. It was Pirate Radio, or as it's known in the UK (and Letterboxd evidently), The Boat That Rocked.
This is the ultimate feel-good movie. The soundtrack is all 60's rock and roll, all incredibly happy, feel-good songs. The cast is a who's who of British character actors, like Rhys Ifans, Bill Nighy, Chris O'Dowd and Nick Frost,…
Richard Curtis brings the pirate radio of the 1960s to the screen. With help from one of the best soundtracks I have heard in a long time and a strong cast, he delivers a story so colourful, loud, funny and heartwarming, that one can forgive the neither-here-nor-there plot and the patently ridiculous finale.
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Nick Frost and a scenery chewing Kenneth Branagh all stand out in this feel good film.
A fairly funny film based on the story of the pirate radio stations of the mid sixties. No singular role or subplot gets in the way of the initial narrative, but there wasn't any real strong presence to hold the film together but all these characters worked pretty well together. While a little long, for just a simple portrait of the times it was set in. It is, of course, a romanticized storytelling of the swinging sixties and of the commercial radio stations. Who were broadcasting out at sea, on fishing boats and how some stuffy politicians wanted to end these 'corruptive' broadcasts on the young listeners of the UK! It is quite a pleasant history lesson (if not correct).…
"Elenore G. I think you're swell, and you really do me well..."
aka Pirate Radio
For the love of music. A fun romp with a great cast showing the power of sounds.
Oh how great songs are truly the soundtracks of our lives.
A movie passionate about its subject matter and all the good vibes that come along with it.
Not a spectacular movie, sure, but enjoyable. And what a soundtrack - hit after hit. Love it.
Physically, I can't watch one movie each day. Though I'm trying to watch at least 4 films a week. For the love of film, I'm going to take 20 minutes of my time every day to write a short review that I haven't reviewed before.
Richard Curtis remains to me one of the best filmmakers alongside other great filmmakers. His films come off as "cheesy" and "dumb" to some audience but his films made me happy and that's all I ask for in his style. The Boat That Rocked sets in the 60s when United Kingdom banned Rock n Roll music in their radio stations and a group of people gathered to host the pirate radio station called…
The music in the films is excellent, even if the film isn't.
It's so comforting to know that this film is always there to envelop me in its well-cast, gorgeously soundtracked and beautifully lovely arms.
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