53. The Boat That Rocked (2009)

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9.4 Heartfelt and funny
  • Acting 9.6
  • Directing 9.2
  • Story 9.5
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Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Nick Frost

Director: Richard Curtis

Running Time: 135 mins


The Boat That Rocked is a British film about a pirate radio station located in the middle of the North Sea during the 1960s, which is to be shut down by government officials, against the will of the majority of the British public.

This was a fantastic film to watch! Richard Curtis managed to write a story with the perfect mix of comedy and drama, which made it fascinating to watch, as you could laugh at scenes one minute, and then the next feel deeply emotional towards a scene.

I knew very little about the story of pirate radio stations in Britain, especially during the 1960s, which I assumed was a wild time like I have seen in many other movies, but it was in fact a very intriguing story, and the fact that the plot was given a comedic twist made it fantastically enjoyable for me.

Overall, I’ll give this a 9.4 because it was very enjoyable to watch, with great comedy as well as a brilliant storyline, and as well as that, the music, including songs from The Kinks, The Who and The Rolling Stones was amazing!

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