Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Pirate Radio

"In 1966, hard-partying British DJs have the time of their lives running a radio station on a ship in the North Sea, broadcasting generation-defining (but banned) music to millions. The crew includes Quentin (Bill Nighy), the Count (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Gavin (Rhys Ifans) and Dave (Nick Frost). But they face getting shut down by Sir Alistair Dormandy (Kenneth Branagh). Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Four Weddings and a Funeral) directs." courtesy of netflix

As much as I love rolling stones - everytime they say they love a movie, i usually tend to hate it. so i was a little hesitatnt about this one but Phillip Seymour Hoffman just doesn't do bad movies so I was reassured by the movie. even the first 5 minutes i was like "im not sure about this" but that was quickly subsided, this is a fun movie. I wouldnt label it as one of my favorites or as one of the movies i'm going to own and add to my collection but its definitley a good movie especially if you love rock & roll, non-confirmity, rule breaking and sex, drugs, and rock and roll. (although drugs are referenced a little i dont think you ever actually see anyone do drugs so its not that kind of movie.) the soundtrack of music is great though and the story is fun and captivating and you really feel like you know the characters and understand all their emotions. its definitley worth watching (jojo you will love this one if you havent seen it yet.)


  1. i just emailed you about this not knowing you posted about it here. i DID love this movie, but if you didn't watch the deleted scenes you missed a lot. the director introduces all of them and was heartbroken that he had to take the scenes out but the movie was too long and so he had to take out anything that wasn't essential to the story, including the cool dj character doing a wild dance to the jukebox playing the Stones "get off of my cloud". It's a very fun scene.

  2. yeah this movie was alot of fun, i just have an aversion to deleted scenes and watching the special features; i feel like its stuff im not really supposed to know and unless its a movie like avatar with crazy special effects, im okay without knowing how the movie was made.

    deleted scences. i used to like watching them but so many movies have put deleted scenes on the DVD that were not worth watching and it has been a waste of my time so many times that i just dont watch them anymore.

    the music was really awesome though. the acting was alot of fun too. the virgin guy is so cute! haha