Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Pirate Radio (4)
(Watch the Trailer)
The boat that rocked: an illegal radio station broadcasts rock and roll in the North Sea in the 1960s.
If you like classic rock or rock and roll at all then you have to watch this movie. I have no idea if this story is completely made up or not but regardless the music in this movie is amazing and then when you add in an amazing cast and some hilarious comedy it is an amazing film.
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy and Nick Frost. All amazing. All fantastic together. Philip especially played an amazing character and I really loved watching him. Tom Sturridge was cute but was the least impressive but that will happen when a young new actor is up against kings like Nighy and Hoffman.
The over all story is good, the whole pirate radio and the government trying to shut them down was interesting. The comedy was good but the emotional scenes were less impressive. They weren't awful, it was just that the issues some characters were facing were not important to me. Maybe I'm just an awful person.
Music is amazing. Cast is great. It's a fun ride and I loved every minute of it. Kind of weird and corny at parts but it kind of worked with the whole hippy, 60s, pirate thing.