Richard Curtis, what have you done?
Somehow, he's made a film that I actually like. Not sure how, but he has.
How was it?
It follows teen, Carl, as he lives through the heyday and demise of pirate radio in the UK during the late 1960s. Carl ends up becoming a member of the crew on Radio Rock, in the middle of the North Sea.
Lots of sex, hijinks, and sticking it to 'The Man' ensues.
If you like
If you happen to be rather fond of music from that period, then you'll certainly enjoy the film, but it's not like there's a load of rare tracks from back then that are played. How do I know this? Well, I regularly tune in to 'Sounds of the Sixties' on BBC Radio 2, so that would be why.
I would say that this film is different to the usual dribble Curtis writes and directs. It's not a romantic comedy, but it is definitely a comedy.
There are some really loveable characters, and others that are complete and utter rotters. Someone for everyone, I suppose.
(I also have a soft spot for a load of the actors who star in it.)
Go and see it
Probably worth at least going in on an Orange Wednesday's deal. Y'know you want to.
Official website for The Boat That Rocked
Wiki entry for The Boat That Rocked