Parents' Guide to

Rock of Ages

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Musical has more glam than grit, except for drinking.

Movie PG-13 2012 120 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 30 parent reviews

age 13+
1 person found this helpful.
age 14+

Depending on there maturity no younger then 14.

I under stand that every body wants to protect there kids. But when your kids become teens there not your ' little girl/boy ' anymore. They arent going to tell you every thing. And parents who think that keeping secrets and throwing them in a shell is going to keep there kids from doing stuff they dont want to do. Guess what your wrong. It only causes rebellion. This movie is filled with sex and drinking. I myself kind of wonder how it missed an r-rated. Im not saying they should watch this movie for education but i am saying if u dont tell them and u refuse to let them grow up. There just going to go behind your back and find there own source.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (30):
Kids say (52):

ROCK OF AGES is an entertaining romp through 1980s rock, as long as you can overlook the first uncomfortable 15 minutes. You'll initially wonder whether you're in for a hokey cheese-fest that will have you feeling sorry for all of the big names who've signed up for this endeavor (that opening scene on the bus incites giggles, and not in a good way). It's all about managing expectations: Don't enter the theater expecting a profoundly moving experience, a la Billy Elliot. To start, it's campy, and the translation from Broadway to the screen can be awkward. But the music ("Pour Some Sugar on Me," "I Can't Fight This Feeling") is eminently sing-able. And most of the performances are winning. So before you know it, you're (sort of) won over.

The best part of the film is Cruise. As Stacee Jaxx, a mysterious, nebulous rock star oozing with sex appeal who's lost in the bounty of fame (but may want more), he's seriously appealing. Cruise, no surprise, commits entirely to the enterprise. He can slither, he can seduce, and he can sing! (He's almost too good, actually. Take that, naysayers!) Don't take Rock of Ages too seriously, and you'll have fun.

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