Tuesday, 31 March 2009

[166] The Boat That Rocked (2009, dir. Richard Curtis) Review

Another review for Den of Geek, this time for Richard Curtis' latest non-rom com. I tried to be stylish with this one, and I'm not entirely sure how successful I was. It spun out into a long essay again, and I cut it down. Glad I'm starting to feel like I can experiment a little with the form. See for yourself how it turned out.


Remember the 1960s? No? What do you mean you weren't born? What do you mean you were a toddler? Oh, well, Richard Curtis' latest film might still be for you, if you don't mind gulping down a boatload of second-hand nostalgia with your comedy film experience.

The Boat That Rocked is set in a defanged, exaggerated 1966, 'the greatest era for British Rock and Roll', where everyone is beautiful and everyone loves music. Apart from the government, that is, whose square and backward old ministers, led by Kenneth Branagh, conspire to shut down the immensely popular Radio Rock, which broadcasts from a ship in the North Sea and spearheads a movement of pirate radio stations that beam great music into the country.

Read the full article here.

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