Devastated Peter takes a Hawaii vacation in order to deal with recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he know Sarah's traveling to the same resort as her ex ... and she's bringing along her new boyfriend.
The pathetically shy LV lives the life of a recluse listening to her late father's old records in her room and in the process driving her abusive, loud-mouthed mother, Mari Hoff, to ... See full summary »
"The Boat That Rocked" is an ensemble comedy in which the romance takes place between the young people of the '60s and pop music. It's about a band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a government that wanted classical music, and nothing else, on the airwaves. The Count, a big, brash, American god of the airwaves; Quentin, the boss of Radio Rock -- a pirate radio station in the middle of the North Sea that's populated by an eclectic crew of rock and roll DJs; Gavin, the greatest DJ in Britain who has just returned from his drug tour of America to reclaim his rightful position; Dave, an ironic, intelligent and cruelly funny co-broadcaster; and a fearsome British government official out for blood against the drug takers and lawbreakers of a once-great nation. Written by
Hans Zimmer wrote the film's score, which consists of only one six-minute cue during the finale, without being credited as composer. He did this as a favor to Working Title, with whom he had worked during the beginning of his career in the 1980s. The score track is listed in the closing credits among the numerous songs used as "Sink or Swim" and Zimmer is listed, in the fine print, as the writer of this particular "song" along with Lorne Balfe. See more »
Right after the boat starts to sink, Felicity is shown putting her hand down twice right after everyone is told to be honest as to whether they love Angus or not. See more »
I believe the technical term is a *fuckload* of boats!
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There is an additional scene after the credits have ended. See more »
We went to see this because of great reviews, but were disappointed. I can see several reasons why the reviews were so great. The reviewers liked the baby-boomer music; the plot was fairly unique (unless you count the influences of "Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou", "Titanic," "MASH" and Monty Python); there was a certain appealing light heartedness and irreverence.
Well, here's a minority opinion: The plot was repetitious and dragged in the middle. The characterizations were heavy-handed and exaggerated beyond belief (as in Monty Python). The ending was an homage to "Titantic," which does not deserve an homage. It was extremely insulting to women. And the humor of being drunk and/or drugged escapes me entirely. (Recent murders and suicides of substance-abusing performers should have taken the fun out of it.)
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