Wilson, Rainn

SKU: 024543274629

UPC 024543274629
Release Date 2016-06-07
Studio 20th Century Fox
Discs 1
Length 102
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis 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 MONTYThe 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.[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.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...
Cast Jeff Garlin (Star)
Josh Gad (Star)
Patrick Houlihan (Music Supervisor)
Fred Armisen (Star)
Lonny Ross (Star)
Maya Forbes (Screenwriter)
Ryan Jaffe (Story)
Will Arnett (Star)
Chad Fischer (Composer)
Teddy Geiger (Star)
Howard Hesseman (Star)
Christina Applegate (Star)
Anthony B. Richmond (Director)
Shawn Levy (Producer)
Jason Sudeikis (Star)
Bradley Cooper (Star)
George Folsey (Editor)
Rainn Wilson (Star)
Wally Wolodarsky (Screenwriter)
Tom McNulty (Producer)
Peter Cattaneo (Director)
Emma Stone (Star)
Jane Lynch (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: Audio Commentary by Director Peter Cattaneo and Actor Rainn Wilson Audio Commentary by Actors Josh Gad, Teddy Geiger, Emma Stone and Sudeikus MTV Panel Featurette Internet Podcasts Deleted Scenes Gag Reel Vesuvius Gags Matt Gags Pete Best Interview Vesuvius Public Service Announcements Rainn Wilson Office Rocker Featurette Behind the Band Featurette Rock Tales Featurette The Music Featurette Rock Beat with Fish Fisheman Featurette I'm Not Bitter Music Video Fox Movie Channel Presents in Characters With The Rocker Dual Layer Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.00000
Depth 7.00000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Comedy
Attribute Standard Screen
Product Code Movie

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