Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Rock Star (2001)


I love this movie, and I think anyone who was into the 80’s glam metal scene would also love it! Take it as you want, be it a parody or a trip down memory lane, to a time where decadence was a virtue in the music industry. Rock star has all the trimming of that era, big hair, crazy parties, hotel trashing, groupies,drugs and slammin’ tunes!
Mark Wahlberg was excellent in his role as the fanatic fan that becomes a star!
Jennifer Aniston, while one of my favorite stars, was not total suited for her role in this film, she came through with an air of maturity that seemed beyond the years of the character. Still stunning to look at though.
The star of the show for me though if you will pardon the pun, was Timothy Spall,as Mats, the bands road manager, he nailed this role in my opinion like no one else before him.
If you wore tight pants in the 80’s then this is a must see!

The Plot:

Chris Cole was born to rock. His longtime girlfriend Emily believes his talent could take him all the way - but Chris worships at the altar of Bobby Beers, the fiery frontman for heavy metal legends Steel Dragon. By day, Chris still lives at home with his parents and spends his days repairing copy machines. But when Chris takes the stage, fronting Pennsylvania's premiere Steel Dragon tribute band, all of that disappears. Chris Cole is Bobby Beers - mesmerizing audiences with his perfect imitation of Beers' electrifying vocals. The night his bandmates boot him out of the group, Chris is devastated - until an unexpected phone call changes his life forever: He, Chris Cole, has been tapped to replace Bobby Beers as the lead singer of Steel Dragon. In an instant, Chris rockets to the dizzying heights of sudden stardom, rising from devotee to icon, from rock fan to rock god - the wanna-be who got to be. So what happens when an average guy gets everything he wants - and discovers it's not enough?


Mark Wahlberg...Chris 'Izzy' Cole

Jennifer Aniston...Emily Poule

Jason Flemyng...Bobby Beers, Steel Dragon Lead Singer

Dominic West...Kirk Cuddy, Steel Dragon Guitarist

Jason Bonham...A.C., Steel Dragon Drummer

Jeff Pilson...Jorgen, Steel Dragon Bassist

Zakk Wylde...Ghode, Steel Dragon Guitarist

Timothy Spall...Mats, Steel Dragon Road Manager

Timothy Olyphant...Rob Malcolm, Blood Pollution Guitarist

Blas Elias...Donny Johnson, Blood Pollution Drummer

Nick Catanese...Xander Cummins, Blood Pollution Guitarist

Brian Vander Ark...Ricki Bell, Blood Pollution Bassist

Dagmara Dominczyk...Tania Asher, Steel Dragon Public Relations

Matthew Glave...Joe Cole

Michael Shamus Wiles...Mr. Cole



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