Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Boat That Rocked, Review

"The Boat That Rocked" is an ensemble comedy in which the romance takes place between the young people of the '60s and pop music. It's about a band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a goverment that, incomprehensibly, preferred jazz. The Count, a big, brash, American god of the airwaves; Quentin, the boss of Radio Rock--a pirate radio station in the middle of the North Sea that's populated by an eclectic crew of rock & roll DJs; Gavin, the greatest DJ in Britain who has just returned from his drug tour of America to reclaim his rightful position; Dave, an ironic, intelligent and cruelly funny co-broadcaster; and a fearsome British goverment official out for blood against the drug takers and lawbreakers of a once-great nation.

I have to be honest with you people. Seeing the trailer wasn't the best for me. I didn't like it at all. After some months it came out on DVD and I read that it was inspired by a true story and that made me exiting.
Do you all know how the term "piracy music" began? Well I didn't but that movie made me understand.

Placed on North Sea there is a boat called Radio Rock that has all the equipment a radio station has. The people on the boat are calling themselves pirates. They are actually DJs and their main music? Well, we are on '60s so guess the music. Those guys live for their music and they have their own culture. That doesn't change even when a young boy goes to live with them after he kicked off his school. They teach him the importance of music in peoples' lives and that wherever you are there's always going to be music. But the DJs have enemies. In this case the goverment that believes DJs music is bad for people and do their best to close the radio station.

Ok, I can't tell anything about the acting, because they all are magnificent. I can't tell anything about the stands, because they were great. The clothes? I wasn't living at this time. And the script? Well, no words.

Now, the movie was funny and the characters are unique. Each one of them has something to offer this film. They are diffirent but together they combine a nice group of people that make you laugh until you cry.

'60s for me is the best decade for this world. Too many things happened on this decade that affected the world in so many ways. For those that don't know '60s are the Golden Years. Some words that might help you: Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll. That's right people get ready to enter in the world that changed everything. From fashion, with the mini skirts to music, with rock & roll and sex revolution, you don't need my comment on that.

I'm only going to give you one advice. If you want to see the movie, don't download it. Rent the DVD, so you can see the extras. You have to see the deleted scenes. There are not like those you've seen in the past, trust me. The director himself says in the beggining that if he had to take away 45 minutes from the film and put those deleted 45 minutes, then he would do it. But the story must go on.

Buttom on, this is a great movie that you should see even if it's not your type, just to explore the line between old-fashion and modern world.


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