If you’re of a certain age and looking for a movie to occupy your time this holiday weekend, let me humbly suggest “Pirate Radio.”
Set in 1966, it’s got a killer soundtrack, mostly British Invasion stuff, heavy on The Kinks.
And even better, it has the incomparable Bill Nighy as one of the leads. (If you saw “Love Actually,” he played the burned out rocker who sang “Christmas is All Around.”) Here, he performs a wedding ceremony on the pirate radio ship.
I admit, I am a sucker for British comedies. The cast, including Kenneth Branagh and a cameo by his ex, Emma Thompson, is fabulous. And if you’re adding a couple of Americans for good measure, Philip Seymour Hoffman and January Jones are pretty good choices.
We watched it last weekend “on demand.” It may or may not be your cup of tea, but it was well paired with a nice bottle of red.