The Boat that Rocked is an ensemble comedy, where the romance is between the young people of the 60s, and pop music. It's about a band of DJs that captivate Britain, playing the music that defines a generation and standing up to a government that wanted control of popular culture via the British Broadcasting Corporation. Loosely based on the events in Britain in the 60's when the Labour government of Harold Wilson, wanted to bring the pirate stations under control, enough to see the passage of the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act on 15 August 1967
|Release Date||:||April 1, 2009|
|Production Company||:||Universal Pictures, Studio Canal, Working Title Films, Medienproduktion Prometheus Filmgesellschaft, Portobello Studios, Tightrope Pictures|
|Production Countries||:||Germany, United Kingdom, France|
|Casts||:||Tom Sturridge, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rhys Ifans, Bill Nighy, Emma Thompson, Nick Frost, Kenneth Branagh, January Jones, Gemma Arterton, Jack Davenport, Rhys Darby, Chris O'Dowd, Katherine Parkinson, Katie Lyons, Tom Wisdom, Will Adamsdale, Tom Brooke, Ralph Brown, Ike Hamilton, Sinead Matthews, Talulah Riley, Michael Hadley, Charlie Rowe, Lucy Fleming, Ian Mercer, Francesca Longrigg, Poppy Delevingne, David Sterne, Olivia Llewellyn, William Ilkley|
|Plot Keywords||:||great britain, musical, rock, pirate radio, swinging 60s|
I have to say, that this is by far the most inspirational film I've seen to date. To feel the emotion, to care about the cause, to loath the oppression. Just the idea, that few can make a difference in this dark, depressing situation. it gives hope, it gives emotion, it gives life, but only if you can truly see it for what it is. It was an incredible tale, with many aspects of human flaws, and human greatness. We all have to believe we can make a difference, rather then blindly ignore the real problems. But if ignorance is your bliss, then sadly evolution as individual, is not.
Music is Love, Peace.