Three best friends work their way around North London in search of tickets for the ultimate millennial celebration in Reggie Yates’ pitch-perfect comedy.
Cappo (Elliot Edusah), Kidda (Reda Elazouar) and Two Tonne (Jordan Peters) are minor stars in the making now that they’re started up their pirate radio station. Their only problem is that no one has yet heard of it. So, as they approach New Year’s Eve 1999, they’re all ready to make it the night of their lives, but they don’t know how they’re going to get tickets into the hottest party in town. Travelling the length and breadth of north London in their ‘Custard Cream’ – a canary yellow Peugeot 205 – they do their best to scalp some tickets, to no avail.
Yates’ comedy offers a fresh spin on familiar territory. The three leads amp up the charm and make for winning and often hilarious – company. But it’s the pace of Yates’ film, along his knowledge of this world – it’s language, sense of place and identity – that makes Pirates such a winning film.