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"The story of a wanna be who got to be."
  • R
  • 2001
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • 6.3  (45,216)
  • 54

Rock Star is a 2001 drama film directed by Stephen Herek and starring Mark Wahlberg, Jennifer Aniston, and Dominic West. The movie is loosely based on the true story of Tim "Ripper" Owens, a bar singer who became the lead vocalist in the heavy metal band Judas Priest. The story follows Chris Cole (Mark Wahlberg), a die-hard fan of the heavy metal band Steel Dragon. Chris is a simple man who works as a copy machine repairman during the day and performs in a Steel Dragon tribute band at night. He knows every song, every move, and every detail about the band. He dreams of becoming the lead singer of Steel Dragon and living the rock and roll lifestyle that comes with it.

One day, Chris receives a call from Kirk Cuddy (Dominic West), the guitarist of Steel Dragon. The band is in need of a new lead singer, and they have heard about Chris's tribute band. They invite him to audition, and Chris is overjoyed. He quits his job, says goodbye to his girlfriend Emily (Jennifer Aniston), and sets off on a journey to become the new lead singer of Steel Dragon.

As Chris joins Steel Dragon, he realizes that the rock and roll lifestyle is not all glamour and glory. He struggles to adjust to the new environment, dealing with the egos, the groupies, the drugs, and the maniacal manager Mats (Timothy Spall). He also starts to drift apart from Emily, who does not share his passion for the music and the lifestyle.

Chris's rise to fame is swift, as Steel Dragon becomes the biggest band in the world. But he soon realizes that fame comes at a price, and that he has lost touch with his true self. He misses his old life and his old friends, and he starts to question whether he wants to continue with the band or to return to his former life.

Rock Star is a film that explores the themes of dreams, identity, and self-discovery. It shows how fame and success can change a person and how important it is to stay true to oneself. The movie features an excellent performance by Mark Wahlberg, who shows his range as an actor as he transitions from the mild-mannered Chris to the confident and flamboyant frontman of Steel Dragon. Jennifer Aniston also delivers a strong performance as Emily, Chris's girlfriend who must come to terms with his new lifestyle.

The film is also a tribute to the heavy metal music of the 80s and 90s. The soundtrack features classic songs from bands such as Bon Jovi, Poison, Kiss, and Steel Dragon, and the concert scenes are loud, energetic, and visually stunning.

Overall, Rock Star is an entertaining and engaging film that will appeal to fans of heavy metal music and to anyone who has ever dreamed of becoming a rock star. It is a film that shows that the road to success is not always easy and that sometimes, it is the journey that matters more than the destination.

Rock Star is a 2001 music movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 54.

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  • Release Date
    2001
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 45 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (45,216)
  • Metascore
    54