The Rocker (2008)

He always knew he was going to be huge

The Rocker tells the story of a failed drummer who is given a second chance at fame. Robert “Fish” Fishman is the extremely dedicated and astoundingly passionate drummer for the eighties hair band Vesuvius, who is living the rock n’ roll dream until he is unceremoniously kicked out of the band. Twenty years after his rock star fantasies are destroyed, just when Fish has finally given up all hope, he hears that his nephew’s high school rock band A.D.D. is looking for a new drummer. They reluctantly make him the newest member of the band, giving him a chance to reclaim the rock God throne he’s always thought he deserved, and taking the young band along for the ride of their lives.


Bradley as: Trash
Other cast: Rainn Wilson, Christina Applegate, Teddy Geiger, Emma Stone, Jane Lynch, Will Arnett, Jason Sudeikis
Directed by: Peter Cattaneo
Written by: Maya Forbes, Wallace Wolodarsky, Ryan Jaffe
Produced by: Stephen R. Campanella, Shawn Levy, Lyn Lucibello, Tom McNulty, Billy Rosenberg
Box office: The movie opened #3 in the U.S. with $2,636,048. The total domestic gross was $6,409,528 and the foreign $2,357,810.
Release: August 20, 2008 (U.S.) | October 17, 2008 (U.K.)
Runetime: 102 min
Rated: Rated R for language, sexual content and some drug material.

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“Just when you think the dog days of summer movies are upon us along comes a hilarious sleeper hit.”
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• The is the first movie in which Emma Stone and Bradley Cooper co-star. They will both star in the upcoming Untitled Cameron Crowe/Hawaii Project.

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