Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wednesday movie post

It's Wednesday again so in my blogs it means it's movie post day.

Today's movie is one I rented a couple of weeks ago and to be honest the 2 main reasons why I rented this movie were:

Reason #1: the name. This movie is called "The Boat that Rocked" a.k.a "Pirate Radio", and with this name I was attracted immediately as my husband is a broadcasting/radio engineer and he's all into that radio/shortwave/music stuff... Me, I'm mostly into music although here on the island the radio stations are pretty lame so I don't really listen to any very long.

Reason #2: It's based in real facts plus it's a comedy, so to me that's kind of a double whammy, as movies that are based on true facts (which are my favorite kind) are usually dramas.

Reason #3: Yeap, there was really a third reason and it's Phillip Seymour Hoffman, he is not only a great actor but he's also got a "Je ne sais quoi" that I "heart"!!!

Now to the review. This movie has two names (dunno why?), I think is cause it was released in the UK with one name, then re edited with a new name, not sure if they added more material or took off some.

Well, basically the movie set in the 1960's when radio stations in the UK only used to play certain kind of music and not rock and roll was kind of banned, so this group of DJ's decided to leave the country in a cargo ship and start a pirate broadcasting from there, so they were not technically in UK territory but on international waters, where they could play rock and roll.

So it's the story of this bunch of crazy dj's back in the 60's where they was a lot of free love, drugs, buzz and of course rock and roll, having the time of their lives.

Anyway, it's a pretty entertaining movie, either if you are into sex, drugs, rock and roll and even some British humor I am sure you'll have a good time.

I specially liked with music and maybe even the soundtrack will be worth to check out (but that's if you are into rock and roll and 60's music only), they play stuff like from: The Who, The Kinks, Beach Boys, Jimi Hendrix and even my favorite Cat Stevens song (Father and Son).

So in review, I really liked this movie and I give it:

Happy Hump Day!!!

2 commented; now it's your turn!:

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I have not heard of this movie before! Thanks for sharing I'll try to check it out soon!

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Great Movie!

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