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At Theaters: 8/20/2008 On Video: 1/27/2009
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 42 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 519968
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
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"THE ROCKER," aka Robert "Fish" Fishman, was the drummer for an eighties hair band. He was living the rock 'n' roll dream… until he was kicked out of the group. Twenty years later, the desperate rocker joins his nephew's band, "A.D.D.," finally reclaiming the rock-god throne he's always thought he deserved -- while taking his much younger band-mates along for the ride of their lives.
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Comedy - This is a silly comedy aimed at an older teen and young adult audience, particularly males. Fans of lead Rainn Wilson will have a lot to save here though some other known comic actors such as Christina Applegate and Will Arnett don't have much screen time. There is some mildly suggestive humor.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Rainn Wilson THE LAST MIMZY, MY SUPER EX-GIRLFRIEND
Christina Applegate SURVIVING CHRISTMAS, ANCHORMAN, VIEW FROM THE TOP
Jeff Garlin WALL-E, DADDY DAY CARE
Josh Gad 21
Teddy Geiger Feature Film Debut
Emma Stone THE HOUSE BUNNY
Dir/Prod: Peter Cattaneo LUCKY BREAK
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About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 3 S-words; a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: Some non-sexual nudity.
VIOLENCE: Hits and falls played for laughs.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol.
ACTION: One foot/car chase.
COMEDY: Silly slapstick and wisecracks; some suggestive humor.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Average The Rocker provides us with a stack of lifeless, canned heavy metal "originals" and expects us to believe we're hearing works of genius.

USA Today Full Review
Below Average It's never too late to rock. That's why audiences would be better served staying home and playing Rock Band than wasting their time on something as leaden and unfunny as The Rocker.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 23 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
6
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
2
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
3
Fairly High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
7
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
3
About 50/50
100%
30+Adults (F)
2
About 50/50
50%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 23 moviegoers:Sorry, we weren't able to collect very many reviews for this movie. From these limited reviews it appears that most everyone enjoyed "The Rocker." The few adult reviews were decent but mixed. The teen and twentysomething age groups all enjoyed this movie very much.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
When we first meet Fish, he and his bandmates from Vesuvius are in full '80s glory - knocking out head-banging songs and sporting big hair, scarves, and impossibly tight leather pants. Just as Vesuvius is about to break big, Fish is tossed out of the band. Flash-forward twenty years: the ex-drummer extraordinaire, who lived, ate, breathed, slept - and most of all, sweated - rock n' roll, works for an insurance company and is living with his sister, brother-in-law and nephew Matt.

In short, Fish is a broken man, stuck in a mid-life crisis. But when he learns that Matt's band, A.D.D. is searching for a new drummer, Fish volunteers - well, really, he begs - for a shot. Fish is over two decades older than his bandmates, yet somehow he completes A.D.D.: the brooding, hair-in-the-face singer Curtis; the stiff-as-a-board supernerd Matt; the ironic post-modern punk girl Amelia - and now the ancient rocker, Fish.

Spurred by Fish's habit of rehearsing in the buff (and hip new moniker "The Naked Drummer"), A.D.D. becomes an internet sensation. They hit the road for their first big tour - along with Curtis' mom, Kim, as a chaperon. But as Fish once again lives the rock and roll life he thought was almost a birthright, he begins a journey that will take him to a place even he never thought possible: adulthood.

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