The RockerAugust 20, 2008
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
Stars: Rainn Wilson, Josh Gad, Christina Applegate
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
(as Jonathan Glaser)
Some talents should stay hidden
Twentieth Century Fox [United States]|
Release Date: 20 August 2008
Filming Locations: Cinespace Film Studios, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: £217,745
(19 October 2008)
(8 March 2009)
Did You Know?
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.
The position of the drums after Fish knocks them over as he quits the band.
Robert 'Fish' Fishman:
Some people carry a rabbit's foot, I like to rock a pocket of puke.
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