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The Rocker

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Some laughs, but this is no School of Rock.

Movie PG-13 2008 102 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 15+

Nudity overlooked in stars

There is some male rear nudity in this movie. It's innocent and nonaexual, but it's not listed in the stars rating.
age 13+

Rocker Rocks!

While there is some negative role models in this movie. it has a good message about following your dreams and is a pretty funny movie itself. i say its ok for teenagers but you might want to watch it first if there any younger

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (6 ):

This is an amusing -- if not memorable -- musical comedy. Wilson -- who's pitch-perfect as kooky Dwight on The Office -- is a talented comedian, but he's not as hilariously manic (or musical) as Jack Black, so THE ROCKER pales in comparison to School of Rock. Singer-songwriter Geiger naturally knows how to be ADD's handsome, brooding teen frontman (he looks like a young, longer-haired James Franco), but when he's not in musician mode, his acting feels forced.

On the plus side, as Amelia, the band's beautiful-but-insecure guitarist, Emma Stone (Superbad) proves she's ready to take her place as one of young Hollywood's talented go-to actresses. Supporting actors like Jeff Garlin and Jane Lynch (who play Matt's parents), Applegate, and Jason Sudeikis as the band's greedy manager, lend their considerable comedic chops to their roles.

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