The Boat That Rocked (2009)
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Well written, well executed with a brilliant cast, superb performances all round. Magnificent soundtrack from a golden era in musical history.
The story is basically irrelevant but you really don't give a damn anyway since everything around it is just delicious and yummy. You have to love the clever British humor. Don't miss out on some fine stiff upper lip moments!
While not being flawless, I think most people will enjoy it very much and remember it fondly.
Pirate Radio, or I should say The Boat That Rocked, since I watched the original (superior) British cut, is about an off-shore radio station bringing rock'n'roll to a repressive United Kingdom in the mid-60s. The lives and loves of the various disc jockeys in the free-wheeling 60s is the main focus, but a subplot about the politician trying to lose them down is particularly hilarious thanks to Kenneth Branagh's nasty little fascist. Some will say the film meanders, but loads of period music and plenty of character humor greases the wheels of this narrative that I think ably juggles many characters. It may be the Richard Curtis film that isn't actually a romcom, but it creates as large and yet small a world as Love, Actually. And it's quite cleverly edited as well, sometimes to give it a sense of fun, like an old Beatles movie, other times to punctuate and punch up the action. And what a cast!
Favourite soundtrack in a film. Great for people who are big fans of music. At least, this kind of music.
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