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The Rocker
- Rainn Wilson

Overview - Slovenly drummer Robert "Fish" Fishman (THE OFFICE's Rainn Wilson) is booted out of his 1980s hair metal band, Vesuvius, right as they're signed to a big label, crushing his dreams and leading to a 20-year stretch of office park employment. A second chance comes in the form of his overweight teenage keyboardist nephew (Josh Gad) who needs an emergency drummer for his band's gig at the prom.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Slovenly drummer Robert "Fish" Fishman (THE OFFICE's Rainn Wilson) is booted out of his 1980s hair metal band, Vesuvius, right as they're signed to a big label, crushing his dreams and leading to a 20-year stretch of office park employment. A second chance comes in the form of his overweight teenage keyboardist nephew (Josh Gad) who needs an emergency drummer for his band's gig at the prom. It's an odd match--an '80s metal guy in a teen emo-lite band (their name is A.D.D.)--but he's soon offering fatherly counsel to fatherless boy singer Curtis (Teddy Geiger), giving hair gel tips to the foxy bassist (Emma Stone), and working to get the band a club gig. Soon A.D.D. is signed to the same label as Vesuvius, poised for major MTV-stardom, all leading to a big arena spot as the opening band for the dreaded Vesuvius. Fish needs to overcome his tantrum-throwing ways and step up to the kit, if he wants to impress Curtis's hot mom (Christina Applegate) and outrock his former colleagues. A cross between rock star fantasia à la SCHOOL OF ROCK and the Will Ferrell School of man-child comedy, THE ROCKER benefits from tight editing and pretty decent songs. Real-life musician Geiger saves some rough stretches with his easygoing charisma, while Peter Best (the drummer dropped from the Beatles and hence the quintessential "dumped drummer") makes a cameo. It's directed by Peter Cattaneo of THE FULL MONTY

Cast List

Jeff Garlin
Josh Gad - Actor
Patrick Houlihan - Music supervisor
Fred Armisen - Comedian on SNL, Voice on CRANK YANKERS
Lonny Ross - Actor, GOOD LUCK CHUCK
Maya Forbes - Screenwriter, SEEING OTHER PEOPLE (2004)
Ryan Jaffe - Story
Will Arnett - Actor
Chad Fischer - Composer, GARDEN STATE (2004)
Teddy Geiger - Actor-singer
Howard Hesseman - American actor, WKRP IN CINCINNATI
Christina Applegate - American actress, SAMANTHA WHO
Anthony Richmond - Director of Photography, MEN OF HONOR (2000)
Tony Richmond - Director of Photography, MEN OF HONOR (2000)
Anthony B. Richmond - Director of Photography, MEN OF HONOR (2000)
Shawn Levy - American director, BIG FAT LIAR/NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
Jason Sudeikis - Actor, WATCHING THE DETECTIVES, (2007)
Bradley Cooper - Actor, WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (2001)
George Folsey Jr. - Editor, PLEDGE THIS! (2006)
Rainn Wilson - Actor, THE OFFICE
M. Wallace Wolodarsky - Writer/director
Wally Wolodarsky - Writer/director
Tom McNulty - Producer
Peter Cattaneo - British director - "The Full Monty"
Emma Stone - Actress, SUPERBAD
Jane Lynch - Actress, BEST IN SHOW

 
Details
    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-Ray
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 024543274629
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: June 2016

Related Categories:
Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
Music (General)
Theatrical Release
Rock
Pop/Rock
Metal (Music)
Drummers
Rock Bands
1980s
Musicians
High School Students

 
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Reviews:
"The movie carries off the trick of conjuring nostalgia for the bad old days when bands trashed hotel rooms and drank themselves into oblivion while making such behavior appear pathetic." - 08/20/2008 New York Times


"[T]here's something pleasantly old-fashioned about the movie's leisurely pace....Wilson is at his most animated when demonstrating what aficionados know as 'drum face,' his mouth stretched wide in a primal yell." - 08/20/2008 Los Angeles Times


3 stars out of 5 -- "[With] a game cast and a boisterous lead from Wilson....FULL MONTY director Cattaneo thumps out the tantrums-and-triumphs storybeats with ease....Likable..." - 09/01/2008 Empire, p.63

 
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