It is hard to review this movie, because either you will feelboat_that_rocked its vibe or you will just find it very boring. With a running time of over two hours, the boat rocks so long that you might want it to stop rocking. With an ensemble cast and a very juicy subject, this is a movie that should have rocked for everyone who saw it. Unfortunately, the main storyline is pretty muddied, leaving some of the viewers confused. However, if you consider yourself a rocker, punker, metalhead or any other kind of an outcast, Pirate Radio could be a great movie. If for nothing else, then for the historical perspective. If people want to listen to something, you can’t stop them.

So the story is the following: A pirate radio station stationed on a boat is broadcasting forbidden rock tunes, the government is trying to get them off the air, and meanwhile they are partying and enjoying. So, if you are feeling nostalgic about the sixties or you just wanna see that hysteria about anything that has something to do with the rock, check it out. The cast is phenomenal, from the beginning till the end everyone is just perfect. They are a few really funny jokes, but the plot is a bit hollow, and as I said before either you will find it great or it will be just too boring to watch, personally I expected more from the director (Mr. Bean, Black Adder…) but what you gonna do. So check it out, enjoy…

Director: Richard Curtis

Cast: Bill Nighy, Kenneth Branagh, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris O’Dowd, Katherine Parkinson, Jack Davenport

Fun Facts: Rhys Ifans’ character, Gavin Kavanagh, is probably based on ‘Admiral’ Robbie Dale, who was a long-term pirate DJ.


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