Saturday, January 2, 2010

Movie Review:The Boat That Rocked

Richard Curtis,the genius behind Four Weddings,Bridget Jones movies,Love Actually, and Notting Hill brings another British comedy with an all-star cast led by Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans and Kenneth Branagh.

Plot:It's 1966-pop music's finest era-and a bunch of ramshackle DJs play rock & roll 24 hours a day, broadcasting from Radio Rock, an infamous pirate radio station inside a ship in the North Sea.

Review:It has the same elements Richard Curtis did in his previous movies. A colorful group of friends, a lone American among Brits, and British humor. There must be something about British comedies that differ itself from any Hollywood/American comedy which I find original.There's a new heartrob in the movie(Tom Sturridge). In the story, he's not a lone protagonist which is like what Curtis did in Love Actually. I have nothing against Hugh Grant but I don't think there's a role that will fit him in this movie. If you cast Hugh Grant here,casting him would clash with the other actors. I love Bill Nighy and Rhys Ifans performance. Nighy and Ifans showed acting that was not really identified or what was popularized by them.

"Open your knees and feel the breeze, because Gavin's back to stay!"-Rhys Ifans as Gavin Cavanagh

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