Great H wrote:I've been a bit bummed cos I wasn't quick enough to get tickets for Rhys' show here in Auckland tonight but I did manage to nab one of a few free tickets for an advance screening of Yes Man this afternoon (it doesn't open until January 1 here) and guess what? Rhys was at the screening! He introduced the film and did a Q&A afterwards that practically turned into a mini gig! So I'm a happy bunny after all... I got to say a quick hello to him on the way out and made sure to tell him his song on Episode 1 was great - YAY!
Oh and I totally thought Rhys stole a lot of the scenes!
Lucky you!!! I just saw the movie today, Rhys was wonderful, just as I expected. I do think Norman and Murray must be related. When he did the "I've got an exclusive membership in Cosco" bit, I just about lost it!
For those thinking about going, it wasn't too bad. I wouldn't think of this so much as a Jim Carrey movie but an ensemble picture that he just happens to be in. His best parts were when he wasn't trying so hard. This movie really was saved by having an amazing group of people around him. Rhys, of course, Terrance Stamp was magnificently mad and then there was John Michael Higgins. He was just so wonderfully out on the edge of sanity. As much as I like Zooey, I think she was a bit flat here. She did have some bright moments with her band, Munchausen by Proxy. They were brilliant!
Sherry wrote:I have some blurb from the PR company here in the UK handling The Boat That Rocked. Hopefully more to follow as the release date inches nearer. Have posted links to the posters also. Can view them over at IGN Movies and UK Rotten Tomatoes.
Here is film synopsis ( a bit more can be read over on IMDb)
In 1966, arguably British pop music's finest era, the BBC played only two hours of rock and roll every week. But pirate radio blasted rock and pop from the high seas 24 hours a day. And 25 million people, more than half the population of Britain, listened to these pirates every single day.
The Boat That Rocked is an ensemble comedy in which the romance takes place between the young people of the '60s and pop music. It's about a band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a government that, incomprehensibly, preferred jazz.
Richard Curtis directs and all star cast including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Kenneth Branagh and Nick Frost. The film also stars Tom Sturridge, Jack Davenport, Ralph Brown, Chris O'Dowd and January Jones.
SheWolf wrote:I'm glad the synopsis was posted coz, the title The Boat That Rocked didn't grab me but the movie sounds like something I'd like to see.
I've read and seen a handful of Yes Man reviews and each mention that Rhys is a scene stealer, which makes perfect sense coz he's a scene stealer on FOTC as well. Go Rhys!
WomanInThePark wrote:I just saw it yesterday, and Rhys was stealing scenes like nobody's business. Or something.
I keep trying and failing to picture him in a straight role. Every time he does or says anything, I laugh. I don't think a tragedy with Rhys would go over well..
dangerous person wrote:As much as I like Rhys, I'm not sure he comes across as particularly humble in this article.
I don't know, I like him, he is talented and I'm pleased it's going really well for him, but from time to time I get the feeling in his interviews he thinks rather highly of himself?
I feel mean now.....
Maybe he's just a bit clumsy in the way he describes how proud he is of what he's achieved?
I think I'm getting too used to Bret & Jemaine's interview style!
dangerous person wrote:I feel mean now.....
SheWolf wrote:dangerous person wrote:I feel mean now.....
Don't feel mean. I hate when people hesitate to express their true opinion because of a fear of something like that. In fact, I'm highly suspect of people who only say nice things.
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