Jul 8, 2010
THE BOAT THAT ROCKED (2009)
A tremendous Rock ‘n’ Roll atmosphere I’ve ever seen since “Almost Famous” (2000). It feels like breaking free all rules and doing what we always desire to do. The power of thiz movie is on its Soundtracks, entire movie is filled with great passion and vintage Rock ‘n’ Roll music entirely. In 1960s, Rock ‘n’ Roll music was limited to play. BBC played less than 45 minutes rock and pop music every day. But 25 million people (almost half of Britain) were still listening silently to the Pirate Radio which its station is in a boat anchored in North Sea. There are a lot of unique and powerful characters played by talented Cast members. Personally for me, there are three important characters in thiz movie, fun and exhilarating Dave (Philip Seymour Hoffman), easy-going and free-minded boss Quentin (Bill Nighy) along with cool and charismatic Gavin (Rhys Ifans). The other Cast members also deliver some fantastic performances like Kenneth Branagh, Tom Sturridge, Chris O’Dowd and many more, plus guest star performances by Gemma Arterton and Emma Thompson. Recently, KennethBranagh is appointed to direct the upcoming Superhero movie“Thor” (2011). The involvement of different characters in thiz movie is effective and succesfully balanced, which is one of the specialties of Richard Curtis as the Director. Even though Curtis is only known as the Director of a romantic comedy “Love Actually” in 2003, his writing credits are actually superb like we have seen it in “Four Weddings and a Funeral” (1994), “Notting Hill” (1999), “Bridget Jones’s Diary” (2001) and several of “Mr. Beans” TV series (1990-1995). My favorite scene in thiz movie is when Carl (Tom Sturridge) saves his father Bob (Ralph Brown) in a sinking ship. It’s beautifully described with exquisite underwater scene and Steven Cat’s song “The Father and Son”. The comedy, the drama, the setting and even the outfits are astounding. It really reflects how that era occurred. If I know there was so much fun in that period of time, I would simply go there and had some great time. Long live Rock ‘n’ Roll music!
Stars : 8/10
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