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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Or Operation Yewtree: The Movie. This story of pirate DJs in the '60s is just complete garbage: awfully conceived, beset with mawkishness, and rife with Curtis's cringeworthy sex gags, including an astonishingly ill-judged 'comedy' attempted rape. You'll be rooting for Kenneth Branagh's ludicrous baddie to close down their stupid, boring, sex pest-y boat. Or just bailing early, as I did.
Dejad que Richard Curtis os haga el amor. Tan demencial reparto e indómita banda sonora deja en bragas a la cultura pop de los sesenta.
A feel-good movie with a killer soundtrack. The late Philip Seymour Hoffman was just fantastic as ever.
With Gene Simmon's recent remarks about music saying "rock is dead," I found the message at the end to support music no matter the timeline really important and encouraging for current generations and generations to come.
Actores que me encantan y que con su humor (tan especial) verdaderamente me hacen reír. Con buena música desde el inicio hasta el final, está se vuelve una de esas veces en que hasta dejas los créditos pasar y disfrutas.
I love this film! A lovely feel good film with lots of humor and good music :-P
While the runtime may be a tad bloated and the comedy may thin in the later half, The Boat That Rocked never stops being cool and lots of fun.
The ensemble cast is fantastic, Richard Curtis remains a good comedy writer and the idea of a film centred around a pirate radio station is an inspired one. I may have not been alive in the 60's but the film seems to capture this era and makes me wish I could have experienced the excitement of rock and roll during that time.
It's hard to pinpoint exactly where the film doesn't quite come together. It's never once boring and it's only in hindsight that I feel that certain areas may have been lacking. I do think however, that it's a film that certain people will adore regardless of potential flaws. The irresistible style and colourful characters make The Boat That Rocked a wonderfully enjoyable time best enjoyed with others!
A very well made rock and roll movie.
Exactly what I expected from the director of Love Actually. A fun, feel-good film with lots of heart and plenty of laughs.
Feels good movie!!!!!
Aunque son retazos de unas historia, pequeños gags de la vida en el barco, me agrado muchísimo.
Además Otis Redding.
Aparte salen grandes actores, nada más falto Richard Ayoade para que estuvieran completo The It Crowd.
Ame los dos momentos musicales, cuando cantan Eleonor todos en el barco y cuando Chris O'Dowd canta Stay with me.
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