U.K ‘The Boat That Rocked’ Edit for America

CinemaBlend's U.K critic Stuart Wood recently wrote in a review for The Boat That Rocked, about an illegal radio station in the North Sea during the 1960s, that the movie was "a slight but immensely enjoyable tribute," and that "If the movie suffers from anything, it's a bloated running time." I guess Focus Features thought so as well, and now instead of an August release in the U.S, it will be pushed back until November after some editing. The movie needs to make some cash; it grossed only $25 million worldwide and took double that to make. James Schamus, president of Focus Features, said to Variety in an interview "It will be a shorter, leaner version. We think it is a real crowd-pleaser. We love a challenge, and we love working with (studio) Working Title (Films)." The idea is to sweep off 20 minutes from its running duration of two hours, nine minutes.

The Boat That Rocked looks sensational. Do whatever you have to, just get it to this country as fast as you can and don't cut Richard Curtis as the writer/director!

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