Pop Rocks (2004)

TV Movie  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy, Music  |  10 September 2004 (USA)
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A former heavy-metal star (Gary Cole) tries to keep his past a secret from his family and friends while he rehearses for a reunion concert.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry "Dagger" Harden
Allison Harden
Liam Harden (as Asher Book)
Olivia Harden
Carl Hunter
Helen Hunter
Wendy Talley ...
John McConnell ...
Matthew Stanton ...
Ronnie Frank (as Matt Stanton)


A former heavy-metal star (Gary Cole) tries to keep his past a secret from his family and friends while he rehearses for a reunion concert.

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Wait until his family finds out...


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Too idealistic... yet funny enough family drama.
2 August 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

"Pop Rocks" tells us the story of Dagger, the lead singer of a death metal band Rock Toxin that disbanded twenty years ago, who's living a normal family life after that. But former bandmates pursue him for a reunion gig, but he must keep it secret from his family that he was actually 'Dagger'. Thus the comedy begins.

I actually liked the basic plot quite much. It has got an unusual premise with enough scopes for funny moments. There are actually some quite entertaining situations. But then the film started preaching family values too much and got down to that average TV-movie standard. Another potential for a really unusual film wasted. I agree that some idealism has to be shown in a family drama but this is quite blatant and thats's why the screenplay also suffered from a lot of cheesy material.

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