The Rocker Poster

Release Date: August 20th, 2008

DVD Release Date: January 13th, 2009

PG-13|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
As a drummer with the '80s hair band Vesuvius, Robert "Fish" Fishman lived his dream as a rock 'n' roll demigod until his band mates kicked him out. Twenty years later, Fish gets a second shot at sitting on the throne of music stardom when his teenage nephew's group hires him as the new drummer.

Cast: Rainn Wilson, Christina Applegate, Josh Gad, Teddy Geiger, Emma Stone, Jeff Garlin, Jane Lynch, Jason Sudeikis

Director: Peter Cattaneo

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: 21 Laps Entertainment

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: 2000s, Rise, Mother, Offbeat, Underdog, Fall

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The Rocker has the requisite vomit, the view of some very unfortunate hind quarters and the suds. It's also got a vein of sweetness and charm. show more

  • The Rocker can be amusingly dopey, with its "Spinal Tap"-ish lampooning of rock idioms - and idiots. show more

  • Overcomes its essential familiarity thanks to a frequently witty script, grounded direction (by Peter Cattaneo, of "Full Monty" fame) and an engaging turn by its star that proves him more than capable of carrying a comedy feature. show more

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