Rent The Boat That Rocked (2009)

3.3 of 5 from 428 ratings
2h 10min
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Synopsis:
It’s 1966 – pop music’s finest era – and a bunch of ramshackle DJs play rock & pop 24 hours a day, broadcasting from Radio Rock, an infamous pirate radio ship in the North Sea. On board arrives 18 year old Carl, who is instantly plunged into a series of hilarious and life-changing adventures and misadventures. His mother thought the boat would straighten him out – spectacular mistake!
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Directors:
Writers:
Richard Curtis
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
British Films, Comedy
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
07/09/2009
Run Time:
130 minutes
Languages:
English, Hungarian
Subtitles:
Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • 11 Chunky and Funny Deleted Scenes
  • Feature Commentary
BBFC:
Release Date:
07/09/2009
Run Time:
134 minutes
Languages:
English, German
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • 14 Chunky and Funny Deleted Scenes – 46 of new, unseen material
  • 6 Rocking Featurettes in HD. Feature Commentary, with Richard Curtis, Producer Hilary Devan Jones, and Actors Nick Frost and Chris O’Down

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Reviews (1) of The Boat That Rocked

Homage To The Music - The Boat That Rocked review by Jawbreaker

Spoiler Alert
05/09/2009

Richard Curtis should know better, or at least how to supply an entertaining experience. Sadly the Boat that Rocked is a shambolic affair, complete with a talented cast who are underused. Most scenes seem to feature a record being played, a witty DJ quote and then cutting to the British public dancing to the music. Such an approach does not make for a decent film. The pirate radio period warrants a documentary to capture the essence and radical nature of the period. The approach of Curtis trying to fashion a film on this topic is little more than a homage, with only the great tunes spurring the viewer on. I would have preferred a braver attempt from Curtis, why not an actual musical than this shabby self indulgent mess?

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