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Movie Review – “The Rocker”

March 24, 2009


Rainn Wilson as Robert “Fish” Fishman

Christina Applegate as Kim

Teddy Geiger as Curtis

Emma Stone as Amelia

Josh Gad as Matt


Rated: PG-13

Genre: Comedy, Music

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.

This movie is HILLARIOUS!! I laughed my ASS off at this movie. This is a MUST SEE for any 80’s child such as me. The characters, acting and plot are all FANTASTIC! FUNNY, FUNNY FUNNY!!

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

20 Comments leave one →
  1. March 24, 2009 7:54 AM

    Does that mimic School of Rock with Jack Black? I’m not sure I can get past the speedo!

    • March 24, 2009 11:13 AM

      No, it’s different from school of rock. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover JJ!! LOL

  2. March 24, 2009 8:48 AM

    Today is my day to go rent movies for Friday night. I was not sure about this one. Now that I read your review, it sounds like one we would like! Thanks, Gary. You saved me on time!!!

    • March 24, 2009 11:14 AM

      My pleasure Luisa!! Let me know what you think of it if you rent it! I don’t think you will regret renting it. 😀

  3. S. Le permalink
    March 24, 2009 8:57 AM

    The cover alone makes me want to puke.

    • March 24, 2009 11:14 AM

      LOL Now S. Le……don’t judge a book by it’s cover. Or in this case, a movie by it’s cover. LOL

  4. March 24, 2009 11:01 AM

    This is for sure on my “Must See” list!!! Thanks!!! So is Pineapple Express and I love you, Man!!!

  5. March 24, 2009 11:15 AM

    Nikki, you will laugh your ASS off!! LOL

  6. March 24, 2009 11:40 AM

    I just wrote it down. Also wrote Nikkis Movie choices.

    • March 24, 2009 12:38 PM

      If you rent it, let me know what you thought of it Starla. 😀

    • March 24, 2009 1:24 PM

      If you enjoy crude humor as I do very much you should also see Super Bad!! My mom couldn’t handle it..I however LMFAO!!!

      • March 24, 2009 1:27 PM

        Oh yeah, that movie is funny as hell too!!

        I liked “McLovin”!!!

        • March 24, 2009 3:26 PM

          OMG, when he got punched in the face I about pee’d my pants. I LOVE Seth Rogan movies!!! I may just have to put in tonight and watch it again.

          • March 24, 2009 3:51 PM

            GO FOR IT!!! Have a laugh for me too Nikki!! 😆

  7. Sue permalink
    March 24, 2009 4:20 PM

    I really like Rainn Wilson so I will have to check this out. I also want to see Pineapple Express and I Love You, Man! I couldn’t even tell you the last time I saw a funny grown up movie!

  8. March 24, 2009 4:32 PM

    I haven’t seen Pineapple Exprss or I Love You, Man. I might have to check those out also. I heard Pineapple Express wasn’t all that good???

    • March 25, 2009 2:12 PM

      I heard that too from one person but I will still check it out. That type of movie isn’t for everyone and may come across as completely inappropriate but I like inappropriate. 🙂 unless it’s directed at me then not so okay with it!

  9. March 24, 2009 4:53 PM

    Gary, got he movie and the new Bond one, too!

    • March 24, 2009 7:10 PM

      Sweet!! Let me know if you like it as much as I did Luisa. Let me know what you think of the new Bond movie too!!!! 😀

  10. September 12, 2010 8:58 AM

    It’s a slave to formula, and it hits its marks satisfyingly enough to make for a pleasant time-passer, but Wilson and a loaded supporting cast are never as funny as they should be. Nice review, check out mine when you can!

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