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The Rocker
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The Rocker 2008

description written by member Zara:

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.

Release Date:August 20th, 2008
Directed By:
No image existsPeter Cattaneo
Written By:
No image existsMaya Forbes
No image existsWallace Wolodarsky
No image existsRyan Jaffe
No image existsJosh Gad
Emma StoneEmma Stone
Rainn WilsonRainn Wilson
Christina ApplegateChristina Applegate
Jane LynchJane Lynch
Jeff GarlinJeff Garlin
No image existsVik Sahay
No image existsLonny Ross
No image existsJonathan Malen
Keir GilchristKeir Gilchrist
No image existsJason Sudeikis
No image existsTalia Russo
No image existsLaura DeCarteret
Aziz AnsariAziz Ansari
No image existsSteve Adams
No image existsScott Anderson
No image existsEllie Knaus
No image existsWilliam Ellis
No image existsSamantha Weinstein
No image existsEnnis Esmer
No image existsMark Forward
No image existsSimon Sinn
Demetri MartinDemetri Martin
No image existsTeddy Geiger
No image existsBrittany Allen
No image existsPatrick Hagarty
No image existsNick Spencer
No image existsJenna Rocca
No image existsWesley Morgan
No image existsRichard Wadham
No image existsTanya Bevan

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The Rocker Movie Review by Zara (5/3/2009)

For the majority of the first part of this movie, there's a good amount of physical humour which is actually pulled off well and very humourously by Rainn Wilson. The goofy looking kid that they cast as his nephew and the pinch hitting on the sides by Jane Lynch and Christina Applegate also occur, but for the most part, it...

(complete The Rocker review by Zara)

The Rocker Movie Review by Jarrod (8/24/2008)

'The Rocker' finds Office veteran Rainn Wilson channeling Jack Black and Will Ferrell, in a comeback story with elements of parody; it does contain its share of funny moments, even if there is hardly anything here that could be called fresh or original. Robert Fishman (Wilson) was once in a metal band called Vesuvius,...

(complete The Rocker review by Jarrod)

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