Sunday, June 20, 2010

Pirate Radio (2009)

Director: Richard Curtis. Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Kenneth Branagh, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Emma Thompson. 116 min. Rated R. UK/Germany/USA/France. Comedy.

During the 60s, ships off the England shore would broadcast banned rock music to listeners, the government trying to shut them down. Add to that a mid-movie "I'm Spartacus!" scene, and a Titanic ending, and that rounds up the entire story. Although Pirate Radio has its moments (the comically poignant breakup of an innocent 17-hour marriage, by a hottie who wants to be with the ship's main DJ), I was expecting much more creativity from the creators of Notting Hill and Love, Actually. Watch this only if you're a fan of the era's music, as the movie has plenty.

Mo says:

1 comment:

  1. During the 70's many of the radio Caroline DJs became household names and celebrities. During the eighties they were considered old farts and were moved from Radio 1 to Radio 2. They are now mostly quite famous again, mainly among old people like me who never ever heard radio Caroline.