Firstly, let me just start off by saying that Pirate Radio, otherwise known as The Boat that Rocked, is one of the best movies that I have seen in quite a while, perhaps one of the finest of the year, then again I might feel that way because I have a soft spot in my heart for 60s rock n roll. Now then, what makes this movie so good you might ask, well, pretty much almost everything. The movie has a great cast let by Philip Seymour Hoffman, but featuring such British stars as Bill Nighy, Nick Frost, and Rhys Darby, all of whom are wonderful actors. Unlike some films, in which certain actors outshine others, everyone in this movie is excellent, each playing his/her part perfectly, creating a strong emotional tie to each and every one of them.
This movie is great, not solely because of the cast, but because of its heart. Soulful, Pirate Radio is a really fun film. The music is simply fantastic, did I mention that, no? Featuring songs from the pinnacle of the 60s, the groove is so fantastic that you almost want to get up and dance along with the characters. Yet while all of this helps to make the movie an enjoyable ride, there is a certain amount of unrealism within. Yes, the movie does present the notion that there is good in the world, but at the same time, it overemphasizes that fact. The film is mainly meant to act as a nostalgic remembering of good times past more then anything else, and sure, it may come off as a little silly, but it’s silly in a wonderfully uplifting way, and really, I’m not complaining.