Review of 'Pirates'

pirates.jpg It is December 31, 1999 and three friends, Cappo (Elliot Edusah), Two Tonne (Jordan Peters) and Kidda (Reda Elazouar) hatch a plan to impress Sophie (Kassius Nelson), a girl that Two Tonne has his eyes on. Travelling around London in a yellow Peugot 205 nicknamed “custard cream” the three boys are determined to score tickets to a long-sold-out New Year’s Eve Millennium garage party, “Twice As Nice”. As the three hapless Pirate Radio and performer-wannabees blunder from one hilarious situation to another it seems that perhaps it is not meant to be…

This film has a number of funny bits but in particular we loved the scene where the boys are attempting to order food in a Caribbean takeaway from the seriously annoyed annoyed staff who, frankly, has better things to take the order of these three. Despite this the film does tend to drag on despite the 80 minutes run time with the boys scoring tickets early in the film (in a hilarious manner)…then, of course, they lose them (in another hilarious manner). The pace is fairly subdued and despite the looming deadline the three always seem to be remembering one more thing to do…score tickets, check, steal some fashionable clothes (there is the ongoing joke about the lack of funds), check, call the girl, check, lose tickets, check…

The three young men have an incredible exuberance which includes the speed at which they talk which is full of inner London slang that, frankly, was lost on us even if we could follow it. Thankfully, this did not significantly detract from our enjoyment of the film which is full of life and quite a lot of fun.

Rating: “Really good but I have some issues”

Review Date: 2022-04-03

Directed by: Reggie Yates

Studio: Hillbilly Films

Year: 2021

Length: 80 minutes

Genre: Comedy