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The night his bandmates boot him out of the group he founded, Chris is devastated, until an unexpected phone call changes his life forever: he, Chris Cole, has been tapped to replace Bobby Beers as the lead singer of Steel Dragon. In an instant, Chris rockets to the dizzying heights of sudden stardom, rising from devotee to icon, from the ultimate rock fan to the ultimate rock god.
Drama Musical - A drama wrapped around some heavy metal rock. This "feel
good," "rags to richs" story should appeal to anyone that enjoys (or
can tolerate) this type of music, since the music is played loud and
PROFANITY: Strong profanity and sexual references. SEX/NUDITY: Some brief nudity and sexual references. VIOLENCE: None DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Lots of drinking and smoking, some minor drug use. ACTION: None COMEDY: Approximately twenty funny remarks/scenes.
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Review Above Average "Dream big. Live the life,'' the indispensable Timothy
Spall, as the Dragon's dissolute road manager, tells Chris. That ''Rock Star''
finds it necessary to spell out dumb stuff like this is its failure. That for a
moment or two Wahlberg is a rock star is its success.''
James Berardinelli, Internet Critic
Review Average "One senses that the story could have had the potential to
make a good movie (perhaps even a great one) if only the characters had been
sympathetic or credible, but the production's refusal to try anything edgy
condemns Rock Star to the rock pile of cinematic mediocrity. And, as an
added insult, the resolution relies upon a difficult-to-swallow contrivance.''
Review Above Average "Watching ''Rock Star'' was an instructive experience.
Until the halfway mark I approved of it, and then slowly my enthusiasm faded. It
stopped being an adventure and started being a parable. Where was the juice and
joy? By the end of the film I conceded, yes, there are good performances and the
period is well captured, but the movie didn't convince me of the feel and the
flavor of its experiences.''
Review Below Average "Wahlberg is likable and
hunky, and Aniston is appealing. Too bad the leaden writing and predictable
story weren't more worthy of their talents. And the music is equally derivative.''
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
These are some very good opinions. Only a very few rated the movie a bit low. Most enjoyed it very much and a fair number loved it, rating it "Fantastic" and "Excellent."
It appears that some teens weren't too impressed with it. Same for adult females. Most teens and adult females enjoyed it, but there were about a third who's opinions weren't only "Good," which is somewhat low.
Since nearly everyone gave it high marks, I can easily recommend "Rock Star," to those that like (or can tolerate) this type of music.Chances are quite good that you will enjoy it very much or, at the very least, find it entertaining.
Publisher Comments: (before opinions collected)
A very entertaining, feel good movie. It's always fun to watch a story where the underdog wins. The younger crowd should especially enjoy "Rock Star." The loud heavy metal rock music will obviously not appeal to most adults and those concert scenes are some of the best scenes in the movie.
If a movie about heavy metal rock sounds good to you, chances are, you'll think "Rock Star" ROCKS!
Chris Cole (MARK WAHLBERG) was born to rock. His longtime girlfriend Emily
(JENNIFER ANISTON) believes Chris's talent could take him all the way — but instead of writing his own music, Chris worships at the altar of Bobby Beers, the fiery frontman for Steel Dragon, the heavy metal rock legends that both inspire and consume his life.
By day, Chris still lives at home with his parents and spends his days repairing copy machines, push-starting his sputtering Dodge Dart and fighting with his brother.
But when Chris takes the stage, all of that disappears. When he's fronting Blood Pollution, Pennsylvania's premiere Steel Dragon tribute band, Chris Cole is Bobby Beers — mesmerizing audiences with his perfect imitation of Beers' electrifying vocals and sexy snarl. Blood Pollution's low-rent recreation of the Dragon's elaborate arena shows drive the locals (including Chris's loving parents and amused choir director) into a head-banging. hair-whipping frenzy.
The night his bandmates boot him out of the group he founded, Chris is devastated — until an unexpected phone call changes his life forever: he, Chris Cole, has been tapped to replace Bobby Beers as the lead singer of Steel Dragon. In an instant, Chris rockets to the dizzying heights of sudden stardom, rising from devotee to icon., from the ultimate rock fan to the ultimate rock god — the
wanna-be who got to be.
So what happens when an average guy gets everything he wants.. . and discovers it's not enough?