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The Rocker, 2008, ***, PG-13

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

 

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Starring:  Rainn Wilson, Christina Applegate

 

The guy from “The Office,” and “House of 1,000 Corpses,” stars in this hilarious flick about a drummer that almost made it big, and now has a second chance at stardom.  Rainn Wilson plats, Robert “Fish” Fishman, an extremely dedicated drummer for the eighties hair band “Vesuvius,” who is living the rock n’ roll dream until he is unceremoniously kicked out of the band.

 

Twenty years after his rock star fantasies are destroyed, just when Fish has finally given up all hope, he hears that his nephew’s high school rock band A.D.D. is looking for a new drummer. They reluctantly make him the newest member of the band, giving him a chance to reclaim the rock God throne he’s always thought he deserved.  He takes the young band along for the ride of their lives.

 

This film is much better than I thought it would be.  Rainn Wilson, reminds me of a sort of “Jack Black” character zany, with sanity, like in his passionate for music film, “School of Rock,” or the goofy film, Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny.” 

 

Great supporting roles, by Christina Applegate, and that girl we all remember from “Superbad,” who plays Jules, Emma Stone, the bassist for A.D.D.

 

Rent this flick today.