Pirate Radio (2009)

In order to avoid real character development, many comedies feature many main characters with various appeal - sex, charismatic, comic, etc. Pirate Radio (or as it was known everywhere else, The Boat that Rocked) does this with usual British flair.

The tale is derived from real events when advertisers saw the untapped market of radio, which was exclusively public owned in Britain (the BBC family), and set up stations in northern Europe or on flotillas in the sea. They were illegal and many of them were run by actual criminals out for quick cash. The film's version features people who just love music and would die for rock 'n roll.

Lots of laughs from crass humour and even nostalgia is evoked for the sixties in this flick. It's fun, but not too edifying.

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