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 always thought he deserved, and taking the young band along for the ride of their lives.
Plot Keywords: drummer / rock-star / rock-band / hdtv / 20-years-later
Taglines: A comedy for the rockstar in all of us
Certificate: Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:12 (DVD rating) | Finland:K-11 | Germany:6 | Iceland:7 | Iceland:L (DVD rating) | Ireland:12A | Italy:T | Mexico:B | Netherlands:6 | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | United Kingdom:12A | United States:PG-13
Cast: Rainn Wilson , Christina Applegate , Teddy Geiger , Josh Gad , Emma Stone , Jeff Garlin , Jane Lynch , Jason Sudeikis , Will Arnett , Howard Hesseman , Fred Armisen , Bradley Cooper , Lonny Ross , Jon Glaser , Jane Krakowski , Samantha Weinstein , Demetri Martin , Aziz Ansari , Ellie Knaus , Laura de Carteret , Steve Adams , Mark Forward , Vik Sahay , Brittany Allen , Jonathan Malen , Rebecca Northan , Keir Gilchrist , Simon Sinn , SuChin Pak , Ennis Esmer , Nicole Arbour , Wesley Morgan , Tanya Bevan , Marvin Karon , Sandi Ross , Talia Russo , Jon Cor , Brian Gordon , Darrel Gamotin , Angela Maiorano , Nick Spencer , Allan Roberto , Patrick Hagarty , Jessica Porter , Dave Kiner , Guy Sanvido , Tiffany Boychuk , Christian Potenza , Pete Best , Dennis L. Baker , Jessica Barrow , Curtis Harrison , Denny Hazen , Jordan Lawson , Rachel London , Christina Elizabeth Smith , Richard Wadham
Company: Fox Atomic
Country: United States
Released Date: 20 Aug 2008 (Iceland)
Film Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Runtime: 102 min
Soundmix: SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
Syl » Peter Cattaneo MBE is probably best known for his hit film, "The Full Monty." But here, he really utilizes top character actors and actresses to create some memorable and humorous moments. Rainn Wilson maybe the star but he's not alone. Jeff Garlin and Jane Lynch plays his brother-in-law and sister. Christina Applegate plays the mom of one of the musicians. The story isn't as sweet or vulgar as one would think of today's comedies. The only questionable scene is Rainn's character is naked for the rehearsal which lands him better known as the naked drummer. The beginning is humorous with Fred Armesen and Will Arnett as members of Vesuvius who ditched the drummer, Robert Fishman (Rain's character) right on the verge of stardom. Fish retrieves to having a somewhat normal life even has a normal girlfriend played for a few minutes by Jane Krakowski. Jason Sudekis plays the band's manager. Howard Hesseman plays their RV driver. I loved the casting of this film because of all the familiar faces. Jane Lynch is one of my favorite actresses because she can be both dramatic and comedic at once. This film is rated PG-13 and I think it has to do with that one nude scene but apart from that. They really have a message about working together as a team. This film wouldn't have been made without the teamwork of the cast and crew itself.
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