The Boat that Rocked: Film # 104 of Film 365

Friday 23rd December 2011

Director: Richard Curtis
Year: 2009
Stars: Tom Sturridge, Bill Nighy, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Nick Frost, Tom Brooke, Rhys Ifans, Gemma Arterton, Talulah Riley, Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Jack Davenport

I had wanted to see this since it had been released, so when it was shown on TV and it was recommended to me, I thought I'd give it a try.

The Boat that Rocked is a comedy about the pirate radio boats that floated off the coast of Britain in the '60s - you know, the ones that broadcast rock 'n' roll when traditional radio stations wouldn't.

There's not really a message here - except that rock 'n' roll is good. That doesn't mean it's not a fun movie though, and if you're in the right mood it's very enjoyable. You just have to feel, well, happy.

Rating: 3 out of 5

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