THE BOAT THAT ROCKED - (I LOVE RADIO ROCK)
Country: United Kingdom
United Kingdom, 1966. Although the mid 1960 Swinging London, the BBC plays little pop music disappointing the expectations of the younger audience.
Seventeen-year-old Carl (Tom Sturridge), thrown out of school is sent by his elegant mother to stay with his godfather Quentin (Bill Nighy) on the ship Radio Rock anchored in the North Sea.
On board the eclectic crew of disc jockeys led by the brash American DJ The Count (Philip Seymour Hoffman), also counts the legend Gavin Kavanagh (Rhys Ifans), the enigmatic Midnight Mark (Tom Wisdom) and the silent “smooth Bob, The Dawn Treader”.
In that still puritanical and retrograde England these modern heroes will have to wade through lawlessness and sabotage attempts to save the sacred right to rock’ n’ roll.
The result is a comic, irreverent comedy with a stellar cast and an incredible soundtrack that has made this film, after only six years from production, already a classic.
Directed by Richard Curtis
Richard Curtis (1956) is a British director, screenwriter and actor. Best known as the creator – along with Rowan Atkinson – of the character of Mr. Bean, Curtis received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay in 1995 for the film Four Weddings and a Funeral and besides he wrote the screenplay of other successful movies such as Bridget Jones’s Diary and Notting Hill. The Boat That Rocked is the second of three feature films directed by him so far.