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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Review of film: “THE ROCKER” -- “THE ROCKER” was a Shocker – in a GOOD way

Review of film:   THE ROCKER”  --   “THE ROCKER” was a Shocker – in a GOOD way

            [ RATING: 7.5 of 10 stars ] 

Date Rated: Jun 24, 2008 | Rel. Date: Aug 20, 2008 =

[Based on an advance preview, held with a fascinating Q&A by star RAINN WILSON:]  The trailer for this film described it as a comedy-- and it did not look at all worthwhile. But, to my considerable surprise, it’s a very ENJOYABLE, funny and well-done little comedy! RAINN (from TV’s “The Office”) plays a drummer who’s held a deep grudge for having been kicked-out of a once-successful rock band...

...  Fate intervenes and gives him the chance to join a newly-formed band 20 years later. At first, the young members (including EMMA STONE as “Amelia”, and introspective songwriter and band leader “Curtis”, quite well-played by actual musician TEDDY GEIGER) don’t appreciate his craziness-- until he chances to become an internet sensation when he’s seen as a naked drummer and the band starts to be noticed and appreciated all over the country...

...  It’s illogical, it’s silly, it’s sometimes corny-- but, it “WORKS” effectively! I think you’ll get a KICK out of it.


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