The Boat That Rocked

14 Dec

“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.

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The boat that rocked… really rocks! This movie goes straight to my top 5 of 2009. It’s funny, original and poetic. The soundtrack is just amazing. One word… Epic! A must-see movie.

Rhys Ifans was hilarious… even better than when he played Spike in Notting Hill, Bill Nighy is always great, Kenneth Branagh is hardly recognizable and Tom Sturridge was a good discovery.

MaryG

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