Sunday, June 17, 2012

Rock of Ages: Don't Stop Believin'

It's 1987. Hair is huge. Music is loud. And a corn fed Kansas gal arrives in Hollywood on a Greyhound bus.

She wants to be a rock 'n' roll star.

That's all you need to know about the plot, because this movie, based on the Broadway show, is all about the music. And to the degree that you dig late '80s rock, that's how much you'll enjoy this flick.

The Movie Slut, who's theme song can be heard here, loved every minute of this tongue-in-cheek flick.

Tom Cruise invades the role of Stacee Jaxx, rock star supreme, who travels with an entourage that includes security guards on steroids,  a bevy of chicks with implants and a monkey called "Hey Man."
Mary J. Blige, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Russell Brand and Alec Baldwin round out the talented cast.

Nuance and subtlety are endangered concepts in this raucous movie, as well they should be. Hey, Man, it was the '80s. 

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