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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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Random Guy (as Matt Sullivan)
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Beth
Michael Olusczak ...
Crook
Anthony Bellissimo ...
Rocker Thief
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Bartender Jimmy (as Alan Shane Hartline)
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Doug Flintlock
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Mayor's Secretary
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Chico (as Angelo Donato Valderrama)
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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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$75,000,000 (estimated)

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$14,437,269 (USA) (17 June 2012)

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$38,518,613 (USA)
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Paul Gill is loosely based on Doc McGhee, a noted rock manager who has managed such acts as Mötley Crüe and Ozzy Osbourne. See more »

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In the final concert scene in three consecutive shots, Stacee Jaxx alternates between playing the guitar, having his hands on the microphone, and playing the guitar again. See more »

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Stacee Jaxx: Five minutes and go!
Constance Sack: Okay Stacee Jaxx back at the Bourbon...
Stacee Jaxx: No, no, no. No. Now go
Constance Sack: Uh, at the Bourbon where it all started, your first album "Stick Meat" gave birth to some of rock's greatest anthems. And now a solo career. Why now?
Stacee Jaxx: Well... I think... I think due to the changing nature of the music industry... The change in cultural trends... And when you think of blah blah blah and blah blah blah, you make sure that you wanna take in blah blah hahaha. Four minutes
Constance Sack: You know, some people have ...
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Paradise City
Written by Steven Adler, Slash (as Saul Hudson), Duff McKagan (as Duff Rose McKagan), Axl Rose (as W. Axl Rose) and Izzy Stradlin
Performed by Tom Cruise
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Rock?! of Ages....
18 February 2013 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Well...first of. This is Glee gone glam-rock/AOR. Apart from a G'N'R-flirt, the closest thing to hardrock you will hear is 1 Whitesnake and 1 Scorpions song. This will give you an idea of what too expect!

This is supposed to represent the music scene in LA, with focus on Sunset Strip around 1987. Really?! Are you kidding me?! Several of these bands had nothing do do with the "scene" there and so many that SHOULD have been represented are not!

Performing wise then? Well some of the performances are that bad, but most really aren't that good. Meaning; a real singer can role outta bed 3 in the morning hung over and having smoked 2 packs of cigarettes and still sing better, but the actors do OK. The huge problems is no feeling....90% of it have absolutely no feeling at all. When it comes to that it sounds cold and clinical with zero attachment to the song they're singing. Maybe I'm biased here since I'm a musician myself, but I really expected a bit more than this! Make me belief that you BELIEVE in what your singing about. Gimme some emotion here......alas...none! Honestly I couldn't even see the whole thing without hitting fast forward to get past to most embarrassing parts. If you are a Tom Cruise fanatic you might enjoy this. If you love musicals, sure...why not. If you grew up with 80's rock, hardrock, heavy metal....well no.

If you want a rockmovie that beats this by lightyears both acting and performing wise...see Rockstar with Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Aniston.

Rock of Ages?! Yeah....right!


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