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Pirate Radio (2009)

(R) 117 mins

Plot Summary: A period comedy about an illegal radio station in the North Sea in the 1960s.

Director & Writer: Richard Curtis

Stars: Philip Seymour HoffmanBill 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).

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About Serious Jest

Film & TV Reviewer by Choice, Attorney at Law, Marine to the Corps (excuse the pun), Nupe Under Pressure, and MC by Nature

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