Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages

L'ère Du Rock

DVD - 2012
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Drew and Sherrie meet in L.A. while pursuing their dream of life in the big city. Will their love survive the challenges the city throws their way? This musical features songs by Journey, Twisted Sister, Starship, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, and many more.


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May 17, 2019

So silly I kinda liked it. I caught myself singing along. The Tom Cruise jock strap sceen is worth the administration alone!

I was surprised how much I liked this movie. The soundtrack is fantastic, basically a best of the best of the 70s and 80s. The story is enjoyable, though a tad cliche. The cast is very talented.

Aug 30, 2018

I am NOT a fan of Tom Cruise but this movie is freaking AwEsOmE! 80s Hair soundtrack is amazing!

Jul 02, 2018

surprisingly good film I loved the soundtrack

Apr 08, 2017

Better than expected.

Apr 06, 2017

I watched this because it had Mary J. Blige in it, did not realize this is a really long boring musical.

Nov 06, 2016

Silly - Fun - Laugh out Loud Funny - Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand were hysterical - Cruise was great - Great music - Everyone gave 110% - enjoyed themselves and it showed

d2013 Oct 08, 2016

Love Alec Baldwin and the rest of cast. Julianne Hough is also an all around gifted person. The movie was entertaining and fun.

TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 03, 2016

I knew almost nothing of this film beforehand. It was something my wife wanted to see. I had no idea it was a musical, and no inkling that it could actually be good in any way.

What a surprise.

Okay, it's cheesy, but it's well-done cheesy. The music was phenomenal. The supporting cast was perfect. This is perhaps the only movie in the world that I can respect Tom Cruise's role since 1990. Alec Baldwin killed it. Paul Giamatti was fabulous. Russell Brand played his role very well. And though Mary J. Blige's character wasn't as vital or memorable as the others, I thought she played it exceptionally well.

The leads, well that's another story. I didn't like Julianne Hough in Footloose and I really didn't like her in Rock of Ages. The acting felt stilted at times. Her singing seemed more appropriate in a country musical. I understand she's from Oklahoma, but wouldn't a girl willing to risk everything to move to LA, who supposedly LOVES rock, be a little more--how you say--not cliche? Diego Boneta wasn't bad, but he wasn't anything great. He played his role well, but with a supporting cast like this one, it was easy to almost forget he existed (not good for a lead).

My only other complaint was the unnecessary jabs at the "boybands." Exaggerating the hilarity of it only makes the filmmakers look insecure. Okay, the outfit was not exaggerated, but come on... Z-Guyyeez? Too many low blows to even be funny or accurate.

In the end, this movie was still a lot of fun.

Dec 13, 2014

Of course the cookie cutter plot takes a distant backseat to the non-stop barrage of 80’s metal anthems, but if Shankman was trying to do for big hair bands what Julie Taymor did for The Beatles in 2007’s "Across The Universe" he doesn’t even come close. Whereas Taymor’s film combined some amazing tunes with a cleverly conceived story, Shankman merely churns out an overly long music video which, thankfully, doesn’t take itself too seriously. Some of the staging is well done as when strip club owner Mary J. Blige belts out “Any Way You Want It” while her girls defy gravity on the dance poles, but most of the numbers are just plain silly fun...picture Russell Brand and Alec Baldwin as aging metal-heads falling in love with each other while crooning “Can’t Fight This Feeling”. If the movie itself is completely forgettable the soundtrack will keep you humming for days and the little splashes of 80s memorabilia, including a few wrinkled cameos, will make those of us old enough to remember crack a smile. Or just cringe.

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Oct 29, 2013

more lyrics from "Don't Stop Believin'": Working hard to get my fill,
Everybody wants a thrill
Payin anything to roll the dice,
Just one more time
Some will win, some will lose
Some were born to sing the blues
Oh, the movie never ends
It goes on and on and on and on


Dont stop believin
Hold on to the feelin
Streetlight people

Oct 29, 2013

Just a small town girl, livin in a lonely world
She took the midnight train goin anywhere
Just a city boy, born and raised in south detroit
He took the midnight train goin anywhere

A singer in a smokey room
A smell of wine and cheap perfume
For a smile they can share the night
It goes on and on and on and on

Strangers waiting, up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night
Streetlight people, living just to find emotion
Hiding, somewhere in the night

Oct 29, 2013

Dennis Dupree: Paul! You're early!

Paul Gill: Actually, I told Stacee the gig was last night, so technically we're a day late... don't tell him.

aaa5756 Jun 05, 2013

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

aaa5756 Jun 05, 2013

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
― Victor Hugo

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