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The Boat That Rocked [Dec. 1st, 2009|10:11 pm]
Beemer
Just got back from The Boat That Rocked.

Okay, it's the U.S. Release, so I guess I actually saw Pirate Radio, because somebody thinks Murrican audiences require thuddingly literal movie titles. /eyeroll

I enjoyed it. It's a very anecdotal movie, by which I mean that it didn't really have as much of a story arc as I expected. It was like, here's a situation, and some characters, and then some stuff happens. Also somewhat more of an ensemble piece than I expected, which is good.

Bill Nighy is a very funny man. And Kenneth Branagh does smug evil really, really well.

The gal at the ticket counter told me it's leaving the theater Thursday, so I'm glad I went tonight.
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[User Picture]From: alpha_orionis_v
2009-12-02 07:48 am (UTC)
I would love to go see Pirate Radio The Boat that Rocked, but like Hot Fuzz, I'm having a damned hard time finding it in my area.

I'll just do what I did with Run Fat Boy Run, and just buy the DVD from Amazon UK. Then I can at least have a cover that has the right title on it.
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[User Picture]From: blachubear
2009-12-02 10:07 am (UTC)
Did you know the movie was cut because there were complaints from critics that the original length of the movie slow the film down or was too long. So the American studio cut some scenes so they won't lose the attention of the American audience.
Sigh. I hope the American DVD version will have a director cut or the original British theatrical release.
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[User Picture]From: toosuto
2009-12-02 03:27 pm (UTC)
I am still irritated that who ever released the Jam and Jerusalem DVDs felt the need to change the title to Clatterford. I have no idea what they thought they gained by that.
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2009-12-02 04:15 pm (UTC)
I don't know if Salman Rushdie turns your crank or not, but his The Ground Beneath Her Feet includes a lot of this story as part of an overall remarkable novel.
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[User Picture]From: kev_bot
2009-12-05 06:57 am (UTC)
I'm so happy this movie lived up to every expectation. I have a bunch of PhiHoff/Frost slash in my head because of it. MAXIMUM SEXY, is the word!

Actually, it's "giddy." This movie was giddy.
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