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Back to the Dark Ages of the 60s

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Release Date: November 13, 2009

Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Sturridge, Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost, Tom Brook, and Katherine Parkinson

Genre: Comedy

Audience: Older teenagers and adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 135 minutes

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Content:

(RoRoRo, FRFRFR, RHRH, PCPCPC, C, HoHo, LLL, V, S, NN, AA, DD, MMM) Very strong Romantic, antinomian worldview promoting the “Sexual Revolution” and loose morals of the 1960s, with some apparent revisionist history and a very strong politically correct, mocking attitude toward broadcast standards and a man who promotes them, plus a Christmas celebration and strong pro-homosexual content, mostly regarding a lesbian character; 31 obscenities (including plenty of “f” words), two strong profanities, four light profanities, and several obscene gestures; light violence includes a fight and people in danger of drowning as boat sinks; implied pre-marital sex in several scenes, discussions of sexual; matters, and female cook on boat is a lesbian; upper female nudity in a photo; alcohol use and drunkenness; smoking and marijuana use; and, very strong immorality includes lying, woman marries just to get access to another man, betrayal of friends, disc jockeys flaunt obscenity standards, and morality is mocked in many ways.

Summary:

PIRATE RADIO takes moviegoers back to the 1960s in England in a story about a government bureaucrat trying to shut down a pirate rock and roll radio station off the coast. PIRATE RADIO’s minimal plot slows down the story quite a bit. The movie contains a very strong Romantic worldview that promotes the sexual immorality, obscenity, and lawlessness of the 1960s, which the world still suffers from today.

Review:

PIRATE RADIO takes moviegoers back to the 1960s in England. An angry public official wants to shut down a pirate radio station based on a ship off the coast, because it broadcasts rock and roll music and other content that he considers lewd and obscene. Meanwhile, the owner of the station brings his young nephew on board. The nephew gets caught up in the iconoclastic lifestyle of the disc jockeys on board.

When the bureaucrat finally discovers a way to shut down the station, it endangers the ship’s safety. As the boat is about to sink, the station’s fans come out in boats to save the people on the ship.

This movie clearly sides with the freewheeling, lawless spirit of 1960s rock and roll, including the use of obscenity and loose sexual morals. Ironically, the movie unintentionally shows that, when you have no sexual morality, sex becomes a free-for-all, and men have no restraint, even to the point of stealing another man’s wife or betraying a friend.

There is very little plot in PIRATE RADIO, so it drags … slowly. Happily, that probably means fewer people will be enticed into seeing it.

In Brief:

PIRATE RADIO takes moviegoers back to the 1960s in England. An angry public official wants to shut down a pirate radio station based on a ship off the coast, because it broadcasts rock and roll music and other content that he considers lewd and obscene. Meanwhile, the owner of the station brings his young nephew on board. The nephew gets caught up in the iconoclastic lifestyle of the disc jockeys on board. When the government bureaucrat discovers a way to shut down the station, it endangers the ship’s safety. As the boat is sinking, the station’s fans come out in boats to save the people on the ship.

This movie clearly sides with the freewheeling, lawless spirit of 1960s rock and roll, including the use of obscenity and loose sexual morals. Ironically, the movie unintentionally shows that, when you have no sexual morality, sex becomes a free-for-all, and men have no restraint, even to the point of stealing another man’s wife or betraying a friend. There is very little plot in PIRATE RADIO, so it drags on too slowly. Happily, that probably means fewer people will be enticed into seeing it.