I just saw this Movie this afternoon and it was a splendid surprise. If you liked Nottinghill, Love Actually or Bridget Jones’s Diary then you’ll love this movie also directed by Richard Curtis. Based on a True Story of Pirate Radio’s illegally beaming into conservative Britian of the 1960’s to great mayhem … A Special Nod to Bill Nighy, who is splendid in his role of the dandy Aristocrat Captain of the Ship and head of the radio. Also Philip Seymour Hoffman truly surprised with his portrayal of the only American DJ on board of this British Ship. I was never a big fan of him as an actor but he definitively changed my opinion. He Rocks !
Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost, and Kenneth Branagh
“The Boat That Rocked” is an ensemble comedy in which the romance takes place between the young people of the ’60s and pop music. It’s about a band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a government that, incomprehensibly, preferred jazz. The Count, a big, brash, American god of the airwaves; Quentin, the boss of Radio Rock — a pirate radio station in the middle of the North Sea that’s populated by an eclectic crew of rock and roll DJs; Gavin, the greatest DJ in Britain who has just returned from his drug tour of America to reclaim his rightful position; Dave, an ironic, intelligent and cruelly funny co-broadcaster; and a fearsome British government official out for blood against the drug takers and lawbreakers of a once-great nation.