Prey for Rock & Roll

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"For these girls... it's all about survival."
  • R
  • 2003
  • 1 hr 44 min
  • 6.1  (2,053)
  • 48

Prey for Rock & Roll is a 2003 film directed by Alex Steyermark, which tells the story of Jacki, a struggling musician who fronts a band called Clam Dandy, and her bandmates, the drummer Tracy, bassist Faith, and guitarist Sally. Jacki, portrayed by Gina Gershon, lives in Los Angeles and is approaching her 40s when she receives devastating news that her long-time lover and bandmate, Neal, has committed suicide.

The film takes us through Jacki's journey of coping with the loss of her lover, coping with the band's decision to replace Neal with a new guitarist named Animal (played by Marc Blucas), and attempting to keep the band together and successful. Along the way, Jacki and her bandmates encounter various struggles within their personal lives, including Tracy's struggles with drug addiction and Sally's failing relationship.

The film explores themes of grief, love, and perseverance through Jacki's character, who must navigate her own emotions regarding her lost love and her desire to continue making music. Gershon delivers a powerful performance as Jacki, bringing both vulnerability and strength to her character's situation. Lori Petty, who plays Tracy, also gives a standout performance as a drummer who uses drugs as a way to cope with her own struggles.

In addition to the captivating performances by the film's leading actresses, Prey for Rock & Roll also features a great soundtrack, with original songs performed by Clam Dandy throughout the film. The music complements the story's emotional depth and enhances the film's overall tone, setting a rock-and-roll vibe that perfectly captures the essence of the band's struggle to succeed.

Overall, Prey for Rock & Roll is an authentic, gritty, and heartfelt portrayal of a band's struggles through self-discovery, loss, and resilience. The film showcases the power of music and its ability to heal, inspire, and connect people, making it a must-watch for fans of movies about the music industry, and anyone who's ever had a desire to pursue their dreams despite challenges and setbacks.

Prey for Rock & Roll is a 2003 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 44 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1 and a MetaScore of 48.

Prey for Rock & Roll
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    1 hr 44 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (2,053)
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