The Rocker

August 20th, 2008







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Plot
The Rocker tells the story of a failed drummer who is given a second chance at fame. Robert "Fish"...

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 6.2/10 (17,352 voted)

Critic's Score: 53/100

Director: Peter Cattaneo

Stars: Rainn Wilson, Josh Gad, Christina Applegate

Storyline
The Rocker tells the story of a failed drummer who is given a second chance at fame. Robert "Fish" Fishman is the extremely dedicated and astoundingly passionate drummer for the eighties hair band Vesuvius, who is living the rock n' roll dream until he is unceremoniously kicked out of the band. Twenty years after his rock star fantasies are destroyed, just when Fish has finally given up all hope, he hears that his nephew's high school rock band A.D.D. is looking for a new drummer. They reluctantly make him the newest member of the band, giving him a chance to reclaim the rock God throne he's always thought he deserved, and taking the young band along for the ride of their lives.

Writers: Maya Forbes, Wallace Wolodarsky

Cast:
Rainn Wilson - Fish
Christina Applegate - Kim
Teddy Geiger - Curtis
Josh Gad - Matt
Emma Stone - Amelia
Jeff Garlin - Stan
Jane Lynch - Lisa
Jason Sudeikis - David Marshall
Will Arnett - Lex
Howard Hesseman - Gator
Fred Armisen - Kerr
Bradley Cooper - Trash
Lonny Ross - Sticks
Jon Glaser - Billy (as Jonathan Glaser)
Jane Krakowski - Carol

Taglines: Some talents should stay hidden



Details

Official Website: Twentieth Century Fox [United States] |

Release Date: 20 August 2008

Filming Locations: Cinespace Film Studios, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $15,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: £217,745 (UK) (19 October 2008) (288 Screens)

Gross: $8,767,338 (Worldwide) (8 March 2009)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
Christina Applegate mentions to Fish during the music video shoot that she was in an all girl punk band. When in fact, in real life, Applegate was a founding member of the all girl group The Pussycat Dolls.

Goofs:
Continuity: The position of the drums after Fish knocks them over as he quits the band.

Quotes:
Robert 'Fish' Fishman: Some people carry a rabbit's foot, I like to rock a pocket of puke.



User Review

Pretty Surprised

Rating: 8/10

So I just went to a pre screening of this film in downtown Chicago and Mr rainn Wilson himself was there to do a Q & A afterwards.

This movie was actually laugh out loud funny, it shows a lot of character sub plots and builds a good and funny funny time telling about each character. This is a go for the win movie and even gave me tingles once and awhile. There is a lot of sub plots and it all works together for the ending. It is about Rainn's character who was in a in a rock band that was on their way to being huge and they kick him out of the band. He starts a band with his nephew and his friends and show them how to be true rockstar giving himself the chance and the dream that was cut from him. I give it a 8 out of 10 and Rainn was a true comic.









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