: : : Rock Star

Story

If you've ever indulged a rock & roll fantasy, Rock Star will give you the vicarious thrill of seeing that fantasy come to life. That's what happens when talented tribute-band singer Chris Cole (Mark Wahlberg) is tapped to replace his idol as frontman for 1980s metal gods Steel Dragon. Chris becomes the groupie-laden "Izzy," his manager girlfriend (Jennifer Aniston) grows weary of sex 'n' drugs on tour, and Rock Star plays out its utterly conventional plot line. Despite the casting of real rockers to support Wahlberg's underrated performance (nicely matched by Aniston and Timothy Spall as Steel Dragon's road manager), his character is too rigidly written to follow an obligatory rise and fall, and even its basis in fact (inspired by Tim "Ripper" Owens's recruitment into Judas Priest) can't conceal the movie's predictable formula. As a cautionary tale it's routine, but as a leather-pants love story, Rock Star's got enough good karma to keep its dream alive. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • Feature-Length Commentary by Director Stephen Herek
  • Making-Of Featurette Backstage Pass
  • Everclear Rock Star Music Video
  • Interactive Menus
  • Cast/ Director Film Highlights
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Scene Access

Cast

Mark WahlbergChris 'Izzy' Cole
Jennifer AnistonEmily Poule
Dominic WestKirk Cuddy
Jason BonhamA.C.
Jeff PilsonJorge
Zakk WyldeGhode
Timothy SpallMats
Blas EliasDonny Johnson
Nick CataneseXander Cummins
Brian Vander ArkRicki Bell
Timothy OlyphantRob Malcolm
Dagmara DominczykTania Asher
Matthew GlaveJoe Cole
Michael Shamus WilesMr. Cole
Beth GrantMrs. Cole
Jason FlemyngBobby Beers
Carey LessardNina
Kristin RichardsonSamantha
Jamie WilliamsMason Bell

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: Stephen Herek
  • Producer: Warner Brothers
  • Length: 105 min
  • Aspect ratio: Widescreen 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaSep 7, 2001
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaJun 3, 2003
Buy Now $  Compare Prices
Rock Star mini icon
0 / 10
Rate
(0.0584/d/web8)