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Rock of Ages (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Musical  |  15 June 2012 (USA)
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A small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip, while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.

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Little Girl on Bus
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Beth
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Crook
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Rocker Thief
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Mayor's Secretary
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Chico (as Angelo Donato Valderrama)
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Storyline

1987. Naive Sherrie Christian has just arrived in Hollywood from Tulsa looking to become a rock star. She is just like Drew Boley was when he first arrived in Hollywood, he, now the Hollywood veteran, who works as a bar back at the Bourbon Club, known as the center of the rock scene in town and the place where many of the biggest acts in rock got their big break. The two meet as Drew helps Sherrie with a situation when she first arrives in town. Despite Dennis Dupree, the Bourbon's owner/manager, not liking to hire people like Drew or Sherrie - someone who has musical aspirations - as service staff, Drew is able to convince Dennis and his assistant Lonny to hire Sherrie as a server, Drew and Sherrie who have a blossoming mutual attraction. Dennis and Lonny, who are having financial difficulties, are able to convince rock star Stacee Jaxx, the perpetually stoned front man for the band Arsenal who got his first break performing at the Bourbon, to perform for free at a benefit concert at... Written by Huggo

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Nothin' but a good time


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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, suggestive dancing, some heavy drinking, and language | See all certifications »

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15 June 2012 (USA)  »

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La era del rock  »

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$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,437,269 (USA) (15 June 2012)

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$38,509,342 (USA) (10 August 2012)
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Trivia

The film takes place in 1987. See more »

Goofs

When Stacee is being interviewed his fingernails are clear. When he gets up to take a drink he has black nail polish on. See more »

Quotes

Constance Sack: You know, I think you get this sense of entitlement due to the fact that you're a rock god. But it's not real. It's not love
Stacee Jaxx: No. It's not love.
Constance Sack: Then what is it?
Stacee Jaxx: Off the record? Sex. And other people's projections of what they want me to be. Or what you and all your readers want me to be. Sex And it keeps me from going out... and getting the one thing that could save me. But I can't have that now. I'm a slave to rock 'n' roll. I am searching for the perfect song... the perfect sound that will ...
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Soundtracks

Juke Box Hero / I Love Rock n Roll
Written by Alan Merrill and Jake Hooker (I Love Rock N Roll)
Written by Mick Jones and Lou Gramm (Juke Box Hero)
Performed by Diego Boneta, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand and Julianne Hough.
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If you like the 80's big-hair era, ignore the negative reviews!
19 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My wife and I were both in high school during the 1980's and we loved this movie. So the story isn't Academy Award material, but it was the most fun we have had at the movies in a while. The 80's music is not the original work, but still performed well and placed great in the movie. Tom Cruise is a hoot in his role (think Axl Rose) and the others weren't bad either. Small cameos by some 80's rock stars. I have seem some references to its similarity to Grease and its portrayal of the 1950's. I think that is a pretty good comparison. Again, if you are not a fan of the 80's, you probably won't like this too much. But, if you like the 80's and its music, you will probably enjoy this movie and leave with a smile.


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