Plot Summary: A period comedy about an illegal radio station in the North Sea in the 1960s.
Director & Writer: Richard Curtis
Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy and Nick Frost
Serious Jest: (Worth Watching) The description didn’t grab me, but I’m glad I watched it, because this movie is really about a family borne through love of music and a common purpose. Sometimes they mentored & helped each other, while other times they screwed each other over…but ultimately they had each other’s backs. This might be a 4-beer movie for fans of 1960s British rock, but I personally didn’t recognize many of the songs played (except for a few tracks by American artists like Jimmy Hendrix), and the end was a bit hokey for me, so I stuck with 3 mugs. Also, the acting was solid, including one of my favorite New Zealanders, Rhys Darby (Murray Hewitt in the Home Box Office (HBO) series Flight of the Conchords).