Saturday, December 8, 2012

Rock of Ages (2012)

Just a small town girl...

Sherry leaves Tulsa to seek out fame and fortune in LA.  She meets Drew and they fall in love.  The rest is rock n' roll legend.  If you love rock music, movies about music and/ or musicals, you will probably like this film.  I usually don't like musicals, but since the songs are mostly from my youth, I was way into this movie (I was singing along from the opening credits).  Rock of Ages doesn't take itself super seriously and is downright cheesy at points, but it was entertaining and made me laugh out loud.  It doesn’t just perpetuate stereotypes, it embraces them and pokes fun at them.  It might not win any awards, but it is definitely funny, and fun too. 

Rock of Ages gets 3 out of 5 Poblanos!

Director: Adam Shankman
Writer: Justin Theroux, Chris D'Arienzo
Starring: Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta and Tom Cruise
Rotten Tomatoes: 41%
Metacritic: 47 out of 100