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Such a fun movie, especially the music for those of us who grew up in the 1960s. A great way to take your mind of all the COVID-19 troubles.
This is an immensely fun movie. If you're a fan of British comedy or of rock 'n roll at all, you will enjoy this film. It contains a lot of big British names, including Bill Nighy, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rhys Ifans, Chris O'Dowd, Katherine Parkinson, Kenneth Branagh, and a few short scenes featuring Emma Thompson. This movie will have you boppin' your head and singing along! And that climatic ending at sea will have you glued to the television screen!
This film from the makers of "Notting Hill" and "Love Actually" has its moments, but doesn't rise to the same heights.
For the music alone, no matter when you were born, 5 outta 5 stars; plus the story was solid. Great film.
A rollicking and ribald period comedy set in the heyday of pirate of radio in the UK, 1966. The main character "Young" Carl is sent to live with this godfather on a pirate radio vessel in an attempt to straighten himself out. The film is set against the backdrop of Great Britain's war on rock'n'roll music, with multiple cut aways to the forgettable antagonists of the film. "Young" Carl serves as the POV for the whole of the film providing the viewer with a comedic view of life amongst the DJs on the vessel. The viewer can expect some bawdy humor, the movie is not very deep, but it is fun. I found myself just shutting off and having a good time with it, definitely worth the laugh.
Careful attention by viewer is rewarded because every line of dialogue, whether spoken by the radio station people or the government people, is clever and usually hilarious. Well played by all the actors and actresses. Never heard of it when in came out in 2009.
One of the best music movies I've ever seen! watching the deleted scenes is a must as most (40mins) were for time not content. As for "badgirls" comment, that's like complaining about movies about Hitler portraying him as a sick individual!
Great music! The plot is a little on the goofy side, but it is based on certain facts from the 60's. Anyway, it was a fun one to watch.
This DVD movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance.
Oh gawd-did they really think it was funny making rape jokes, unzipping their pants etc. live on radio back then?
"Pirate Radio" needs to walk the plank.
Fun, well meaning and thought out story of a group of DJs whose music tastes arent exactly suited to those of the stuffy British Government. One thing this movie has is a lot of heart and soul and is one of those stories you really get into as you watch. Enjoyable, especially for those who loved the 60's and oldies music. Another film of this nature is FM.
Similar coming of age piece to "Almost Famous" which also featured a great soundtrack and PSH. I'd like to get a hold of the unreleased soundtrack, as there was way more music in the film than contained in the CD soundtrack.
Only 4 stars as the movie story line is more of a guy thing. However, the music is wonderful. Haven't heard many of the songs since the 60's, as Oldie stations do not play a lot of them. The story is mostly true. The main discrepancy is that there were MANY of these pirate radio stations. They made money as they sold commercial time. some were even run by Americans, for the money of course.
I loved this but if you watch it make sure you watch the bonus parts especially the dance scene. The music was wonderful! I don't know if the storyline has much truth to it but having lived in that era it was all pretty much believable to me and a great depiction of a special time in history.
Such a fun movie! Absolutely, love it. If you like classic rock, particularly British rock, and have an infinite affection toward music, you'll love this movie.
literally, a British Invasion on its own seas! 60's Rock and Roll with the best of GB's celluloid screen!
Pleasant, but sloppy fun project. Waiting for a real version, which could rock the whole place--smokin' weed in the record library, a la WZBC, kind of thing...all the stories of busting commercial radio in the '60's. Many great tales to be told...
Bloody brilliant. Smashing ending...or should I say 'splashing'? Oh, and if you are able, I highly recommend watching the deleted scenes, which are better described as bonus vingettes.