In Venice Beach, naive Midwesterner JB bonds with local slacker KG and they form the rock band Tenacious D. Setting out to become the world's greatest band is no easy feat, so they set out to steal what could be the answer to their prayers -- a magical guitar pick housed in a rock-and-roll museum some 300 miles away.
The Rocker tells the story of a failed drummer who is given a second chance at fame. Robert "Fish" Fishman is the extremely dedicated and astoundingly passionate drummer for the eighties ... See full summary »
Down and out rock star Dewey Finn gets fired from his band, and he faces a mountain of debts and depression. He takes a job as a 4th grade substitute teacher at an uptight private school where his attitude and hijinx have a powerful effect on his students. He also meets Zack, a 10-year-old guitar prodigy, who could help Dewey win a "battle of the bands" competition, which would solve his financial problems and put him back in the spotlight. Written by
The Mooney Suzuki:
As Dewey heads into the Battle of The Bands contest towards the end of the film he walks through a corridor and past two musicians wearing shades, leaning against a wall. The two are members the band who provide extra instrumentation on the soundtrack. See more »
Dewey mispronounces Rush drummer Neil Peart's last name as "pert" instead of Peart's preferred pronunciation of "peert". This is a very common mistake. See more »
With a Judy Garland/Mickey Rooney plot, this movie takes a terrific comic and musical turn and is a totally enjoyable, fun, and informative ride!
I liked that Jack Black always treated his students with positive reinforcement, which is really important if someone is ever to have the guts to go on stage. He was never down or discouraging unless it was a very funny down and
discouraging! And never about the students themselves.
I like Jack Black, I love this movie, and I love rock'n'roll above all else!
Forget the clichés. Let yourself have fun.
And stick it to the man!!!!!!
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