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February 19, 2013 @ 10:52 am CST

Rock of Ages

To the Summary!
In rocking 1987 LA, Sherrie arrives to pursue her dreams of becoming a singer.  There she meets Drew, a bar back at The Bourbon Room with dreams of stardom all his own.

To the Cast!
Julianne Hough – Sherrie Christian
Diego Boneta – Drew Boley
Russell Brand – Lonny
Alec Baldwin – Dennis Dupree
Bryan Cranston – Mike Whitmore
Catherine Zeta-Jones – Patricia Whitmore
Paul Giamatti – Paul Gill
Tom Cruise – Stacee Jaxx
Malin Akerman – Constance Sack
Mary J. Blige – Justice


To the Deeper Thoughts!
I really liked this movie.  A movie full of 80s classics framing a story of love and loss in 1980s LA?  I’m in!

Based off of the musical of the same name, Rock of Ages is just a fun movie.  I’ve not seen the musical, but after seeing the movie, I would really like to.

Not much to the movie, really.  Sherrie comes to LA looking for fame.  Instead she finds Drew and the rest of the characters at The Bourbon Room.  Then there is the former rock groupie, turned wife of the mayor Patricia Whitmore.  She wants to shut down The Bourbon Room, because sex drugs and rock and roll are all bad.  Throw into the mix Stacee Jax’s final performance as a bid to save The Bourbon Room, and the stage is set.

Really not too many deep thoughts to go on about with this movie.  Its nothing fancy, nothing flashy.  Just a good simple movie with some great music.  Give it a watch.  If you like 80’s tunes, and Tom Cruise going full 80s rocker, then this film is for you!

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