The Boat That Rocked
THE BOAT THAT ROCKED (aka PIRATE RADIO) (15)
D: Richard Curtis
Universal/Focus/Working Title (Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner & Hilary Bevan-Jones)
UK/USA/Germany/France 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 🇩🇪 🇫🇷 2009
W: Richard Curtis
DP: Danny Cohen
Ed: Emma Hickox
PD: Mark Tildesley
Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Count), Bill Nighy (Quentin), Rhys Ifans (Gavin Kavanagh), Nick Frost ('Doctor' Dave), Kenneth Branagh (Sir Alistair Dormandy), Tom Sturridge (Carl), Rhys Darby (Angus 'The Nut' Nutsford), Chris O'Dowd ('Simple' Simon Swafford), Gemma Arterton (Desiree), January Jones (Elenore), Emma Thompson (Charlotte)
The misadventures of a group of DJ's on board a ship in the North Sea broadcasting a pirate radio station.
Meanwhile, politican Kenneth Branagh proposes a plan to control the airwaves and close down the station.
A feelgood comedy from Richard Curtis with some great music from 60's and a handful of good performances, Bill Nighy stealing the show as the station director and ship's captain.
It's not the writer's best work but, in my humble opinion, it's a helluva load better than his previous directorial effort (Love Actually).