The Boat that Rocked
(USA/Great Britain/France/Germany, 2009, 133 minutes)
In 1966 England, pirate radios stationed in boats in the North Sea give the audience the pop music that the BBC doesn't play, and none more so than the mismatched crew of Radio Rock. Rambling, bloated ensemble comedy of the swinging sixties full of characters in search of a proper script.
Universal Pictures presents, in association with Studiocanal, a Working Title Films production, in association with Filmproduktion Prometheus Filmgesellschaft. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost; and Kenneth Branagh; Tom Sturridge, Chris O'Dowd, Ralph Brown, Jack Davenport, January Jones. Directed and written by Richard Curtis; produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Hilary Bevan Jones; director of photography (Deluxe, widescreen), Danny Cohen; production designer, Mark Tildesley; costume designer, Joanna Johnston; film editor, Emma E. Hickox; visual effects supervisor, Richard Briscoe.