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Suck (2009)

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A comedy centered on a rock 'n' roll band that will do anything to become famous.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Stefaniuk ...
Joey
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Jennifer
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Tyler
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Sam
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Hugo
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Bartender
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Beef
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Rockin' Roger
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Victor
Dimitri Coats ...
Queeny
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Jeff
Alex Lifeson ...
Border Guard
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Carole Pope ...
Club Bouncer
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Danielle
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In Montreal, Joey is the lead singer of the struggling band "The Winners", composed by the sexy bass singer Jennifer, the guitarist Tyler, the drummer Sam and the handyman Hugo. Their incompetent and alcoholic manager Jeff is incapable to help them to reach success and they are on the road on tour playing in clubs and bars in Canada and United States of America. After a show in a bar in Montreal, Jennifer, who is also the Joey's former girlfriend, leaves the place with the creepy Queeny, who is a vampire, and they spend the night together. On the next morning, Jennifer does not meet the band and they travel in their hearse to participate in a rock 'n' roll show without her. In the last moment, Jennifer arrives with a different appearance and on the next day they find that their home page had had several hits, all of them with good reviews and compliments to Jennifer. They become famous and Jennifer great audiences to the shows of "The Winners" and one by one, the musicians are turned ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Sex, blood and rock 'n' roll. See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Music

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Rated R for vampire violence/gore, language and drug material | See all certifications »

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5 February 2011 (Japan)  »

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Suck - Bis(s) zum Erfolg  »

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The scene in which Jennifer hovers over Joey's bed while he sleeps was achieved by turning the camera on its side. A makeshift nightstand and lamp were mounted to a wall, both actors were standing upright and Jessica Paré simply dipped in and out of frame. See more »

Quotes

Joey: How'd you know my name?
Bartender: Oh, I can read your mind.
Joey: Wow. What am I thinking right now?
Bartender: Well, you're thinking "this bartender is crazy!"
Joey: You're good.
Bartender: You're afraid of being a loser for the rest of your life. Too late for you. Too late for the band. I would say you're 30 pounds of junk food and a retail job away from killing yourself. Just a guess.
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Night After Night
Written by Rob Stefaniuk, Barbara Mamabolo
Performed by Barbara Mamabolo, John Kastner, Rob Stefaniuk, Chris Phillips, Mathias Schneeberger
Published by Rob Stefaniuk (SOCAN), Barbara Mamabolo (SOCAN)
Courtesy of Barbara Mamabolo c/o Swell Music
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Rock 'n roll vampire musical comedy road movie
25 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I attended the World Premiere of "Suck" at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. To simply say that this film is an original hybrid of genres doesn't do it justice. I'd label it a rock 'n roll vampire musical comedy road movie. Talk about a unique concept.

Writer/director/composer/lead actor Rob Stefaniuk has crafted a work of pure genius. The basic premise is simple: rock band The Winners, like most small-town acts, will do whatever it takes to make it in the music world. They stumble upon an "interesting" formula and hit the road.

The catch here is that the technique comes via bandmate Jennifer (Jessica Paré), who picked up something while carousing with a visiting rock band that gives them powers you just don't get from Red Bull.

The mind-boggling ensemble cast features such diverse icons as Malcolm McDowell and Dave Foley to rock legends including Alice Cooper, Henry Rollins, Moby, Iggy Pop, and Alex Lifeson. There aren't just cameos, either.

Even with its stellar cast, "Suck" is still story-driven and filled with gutbusting humor. The script guarantees a gag on every page. Production values belie the film's relatively small budget with topnotch visual and special effects that just wowed me. Michele Conroy's rapid-fire editing picks up the already fast pace of the action and never lets up. But the soundtrack makes the movie. Kickass music infuses the film in segments that could function as standalone videos or strung together to make a concert movie. The fact that most of the musicians/characters (led by director Rob Stefaniuk) actually wrote, play, and sing their own songs is a big plus, to say the least.


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