Rob "Fish" Fishman is the drummer in '80s hair metal band Vesuvius. He's unceremoniously booted as the group signs a big record deal, is out of the music world for 20 years - and then receives a second chance with his nephew's band.
|Release Date||:||August 20, 2008|
|Production Company||:||Fox Atomic|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Writers||:||Maya Forbes, Wallace Wolodarsky|
|Casts||:||Rainn Wilson, Josh Gad, Christina Applegate, Emma Stone, Teddy Geiger, Jeff Garlin, Jane Lynch, Jason Sudeikis, Will Arnett, Howard Hesseman, Fred Armisen, Bradley Cooper, Lonny Ross, Jon Glaser, Jane Krakowski, Samantha Weinstein, Demetri Martin, Aziz Ansari, Ellie Knaus, Laura de Carteret, Steve Adams, Keir Gilchrist|
|Plot Keywords||:||1970s, drums, groupie, musical, rock, heavy metal, headbanging|
This was the biggest surprise of the year - bar none.
A great comedy - as in laughs, feel good, and just plain enjoyable.
The plot of the loser who makes good at rock'n'roll second time around is very Jack Black and Rainn Wilson does a GREAT job - there is no recourse to gross or sarcastic humor here - rather it plays on its rock roots, chucks in some stupidity, and some kick-ass tunes, and lots of excellent one liners and like I say totally surprised us as to how genuinely funny and warm-hearted this is.
Great cast and a great script - sure it's not perfect, but after all the pseudo-comedy and angst of 2008 it was refreshing just to sit back and enjoy an entertaining movie.
we loved it and are normally really cynical about comedies - but this rocks and would recommend to anyone as a real effort by all involved to stop being smarter than the audience and just enjoy life - in two and a half words? - it rocks!