Writer-turned-director Richard Curtis (LOVE ACTUALLY, NOTTING HILL) directs a cast comprising the cream of British acting talent—which includes Bill Nighy (NOTES ON A SCANDAL, LOVE ACTUALLY), Rhys Ifans (NOTTING HILL, ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE MIDLANDS), Nick Frost (SHAUN OF THE DEAD, HOT FUZZ) and Kenneth Branagh (HENRY V, CELEBRITY), along with one lone American star in the shape of Philip Seymour Hoffman (CAPOTE, DOUBT)--in this comedy set in Britain in 1966. With the BBC only allowing two hours of rock and roll to be played on its airwaves per week, a pirate radio station aboard a North Sea-cruising yacht broadcasts music to the pop-starved masses, turning its seafaring disc jockeys into overnight superstars.
Taking the infamous Radio Caroline as inspiration, THE BOAT THAT ROCKED is an hilarious feel-good romp in the tradition of Curtis' best-loved work and benefits from a knockout soundtrack featuring some of the most memorable tracks of the time.
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