Pirate Radio | Full Movie

Pirate Radio
  • R
  • 1h 56m
  • 2009
Fresh62%
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From the creator of Love Actually and Notting Hill comes a trip back to the freewheeling, free-loving '60s when the very rock music that inspired a generation was censored by the government. When a group of rebellious deejays decides to defy the ban, they take to the seas to broadcast music and mayhem to millions of adoring fans. Featuring a soundtrack that includes The Who, The Kinks, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones and many more, it's a feel-great film based on a true story that critics cheer is "exuberant!" (John Powers, Vogue)

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Fresh62%
Critics Consensus: The good cast and rollicking soundtrack eventually drown when this comic homage to pirate radio loses its quippy steam.
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Common Sense Says
Good-natured rock 'n' roll comedy with some iffy behavior.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that, though Pirate Radio is about rebellion of every stripe, it's ultimately a good-natured film filled with good-hearted characters who will appeal to mature teens (as well as parents who cherish rock 'n' roll). The movie's events are seen through the eyes of a teenager who spends a lot of time with several free-spirited 1960s DJs ... and pursues losing his virginity in the process. It's all part of them urging him to "loosen up" and "have fun" -- which translates to plenty of rude, dangerous, and anti-authoritarian behavior, sex and sex talk, drinking, and other illicit activities, so be ready to talk to your teens about the real-life consequences of what they're seeing on screen. It's important to note that the only real female character in the movie is a lesbian (a fact that's repeated again and again, mostly with comedic intent).

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama, Period Piece
  • Release Date:November 13, 2009
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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