The Boat That Rocked
25 November 2009
Last night I watched The Boat That Rocked. Rarely I have felt so much in a good mood as after seeing this movie. And when it was over, it wasn’t actually over. There are about 45 minuts of deleted scenes that are possibly better than the movie itself. As the director Richard Curtis explains, those scenes were deleted not because they weren’t good but because they are self-contained and could be eliminated from the movie without compromising the story. I laughed out loud for another 45 minutes.
I loved it all. It’s a great movie with great actors and a fantastic soundtrack. Philip Seymour Hoffman proves once again to be one of the biggest talents around. Kenneth Branagh does a fine job, but you need to watch the deleted scenes to appreciate his role fully.
Rhys Ifans and the rest of the crew are impeccable and wonderfully funny. It helps if you have had some first hand exposure to british culture, but you’ll enjoy this movie no matter what and it will put you in the mood for enjoying life more.
Below, I picked one of the deleted scenes instead of the official trailer because I am a sucker for beautiful women.
Don’t be a Twatt, Rock and Roll.