More British films that I love.
The Boat That Rocked (Pirate Radio) (2010)
This is amovie set on 1960s which focused on people’s love for rock and roll. It’s a time when rock and roll was banned in England due to it’s said influence of drugs, sex, and insanity. The government is strict on eradicating genres other than classical music. Now, music lovers wouldn’t want that right? With that, comes the help of Pirate Radio. It is a ship-based illegal radio station which stands up and fights for their love for music. Pirate Radio insists on playing pop and rock and roll, which captured half of the English audience. It’s a fun story of different people, with one common denominator, coming together to express their freedom in the music world. It’s a great movie about friendship, family, love and music.
Now, at first, this movie makes us think about freedom of choices and pursuing our dreams with perseverance. It is set in the 1930s and shows the life on the teenagers in an elite boarding school. The girls are trained and have passion for swimming. Their love for the sport was encouraged by their charismatic teacher. As the movie goes, the character of this teacher is slowly revealed as we see how she becomes attached to her girls. A foreign student from Spain comes and their teacher grew very interested which enticed jealously among her other students. Little did they know that the woman they idolize very much has a deep dark secret. It is a tale of a different kind of love which grew as a dangerous one. It tells us how innocence is taken and that sometimes, it’s not good thing.
This is a sumptuous a tale about food, family and choices in life. Little Nigel Slater always have a thing for food but her mother never let him eat anything other than tinned food. This only made the child interest grow stronger. As Nigel’s mother died, an opportunity shows up that let him pursue what he wanted in life, which is to be a cook. Problems arouse as his father found another woman, their cleaner. His love for his deceased mother made him despise the woman but then he learned something, this woman know how to cook good food. He wanted to learn from her but she wouldn’t help him because she feels that Nigel wanted to steal back his father’s affection through his stomach. As time comes, he learned from more about cooking from people who helped him. But an unfortunate tragedy faced him as his father died. This leave him to realize that he does not have to be binded all his life and that he can do whatever he wants. It’s an inspiring story of how you can find freedom and see that anything is possible as long as we act on it.