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The Rocker
50 % by 2 users
(2008)

Rob "Fish" Fishman is the drummer in '80s hair metal band Vesuvius. He's unceremoniously booted as the group signs a big record deal, is out of the music world for 20 years - and then receives a second chance with his nephew's band.

Runtime:
1:42
Released:
June 12, 2008

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By Jared

Reviewed by jaredyoder

Which movie should you watch this week? You should watch this one: Rocker, a feel-good comedy from 2008 starring Dwight K. Schrute from The Office, a.k.a. Rainn Wilson from real life. Rainn’s character Fish, the drummer in a rock band, Vesuvius, got kicked out of his band when they were offered a contract if the nephew of the president of the record label could become the new drummer. He then becomes despondent and bitter and works one “soul-crushing” job after another for the next twenty years. After a series of misfortunate events he is without a home and must move in with his sister and her family. His nephew is to play at the school prom and they can’t find a decent drummer, so after much arm-twisting they convince Fish to play with them. Playing again inspires him to revitalize his dreams of rocking and they form a band. They do increasingly well as a band and eventually are asked to open for Vesuvius but Fish refuses due to their previous history of backstabbing and his anger towards them. After a bit of a fallout with his band he comes back to the band and they open for Vesuvius. Everyone loves them and Vesuvius, it turns out, is lip-syncing and they are found out when their equipment fails. Then Fish’s band is cheered back to the stage and they live happily ever after. Also starring Emma Stone, Will Arnett and SNL cast members Jason Sudeikis and Fred Armisen.

I give this movie 5 stars up!

Go pick it up.

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The Rocker

Reviewed by rma288

Rainn Wilson finally broke out of The Office and found his calling as The Rocker. Full of witting writing, heartfelt moments and countless fall-out-of-your-seats-laughing scenes, The Rocker breathes life into a genre of film that has become stale with irritatingly identical Will Ferrell movies...

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/895471/rainn_wilson_becomes_the_rocker.html?cat=40

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