Rock Of Ages.
Ok, here's a quick rundown. The year is 1987 and Julianne
Hough plays up and coming rock chick Sherrie who comes to L.A. and meets Diego
Boneta's up and coming Rock star Drew. Romance follows as they find work waiting
tables at legendary L.A. Rock venue The Bourbon. The Bourbon, which is ran by a
pair of goofy Rock losers Dennis and Lonny (Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand)
happens to be under threat of closure from a determinedly nasty right wing
campaigner played by Catherine Zeta Jones. I could go on about the plot but
well, I wouldn't want to spoil it for you!
Absurdly enjoyable --New York Times
AWESOME! An arena rock jukebox musical that s pure Broadway gold! --Spin
my friends, is what love is. The most remarkable Broadway experience
I've ever had. Now, unleashed in all its defiant glory on the Great
Whitesnake Way, the grandiosity, the absurdity, the audacity of it all
is just too overwhelming, lethal in its charm even for those cloaked in
full ironic-detachment body armor. The appeal is universal. It's a
generation finally learning to fully embrace its cheese, to say "I Love
the '80s" and finally really honestly mean it. A prodigal
zeitgeistfinally returning, or a long-aloof populace finally returning
to it." --Village Voice
But, this isn't necessarily
a bad thing; you get to see Tom Cruise being big haired and outlandish as tired
old Stadium God Stacey Jaxx who Dennis and Lonny have managed to rope in to a
much hyped one off gig at the Bourbon that will hopefully for them save the club
from financial ruin. Up until Cruises' entry into the movie some might find
themselves asking whether or not it's a truly, abysmally awful movie or just an
ok comedy. It's only when Stacey Jaxx starts jabbing his cod piece at you and
hamming it up in every scene that we can feel relieved that the entire film is
obviously just one big mock up. The movie was awesome and was really funny, another case of a film where the actors and viewers have fun. Tom Cruise is funny in it, and overall it'll put a smile on your
face and you'll feel yourself singing along to some really, really good music.
I think it's called having a good time.
Rock Of Ages is a Tony nominated smash hit musical comedy currently
running on Broadway and starring American Idol's Constantine Maroulis
and Amy Spanger. In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small-town girl met a
big-city dreamer - and in L.A.'s most legendary rock club, they fell in
love to the greatest songs of the '80s. It's a hilarious feel-good love
story told through the hit songs (including several medleys / live
mash-ups) of iconic rockers Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner,
Pat Benatar, Whitesnake, and many more. The album was mixed by Michael
Barbiero (Appetite For Destruction, ...And Justice For All).
"GO SEE THIS SHOW it is an amazing show. "