Rock'N Roll

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  • Ages 12 and over
  • 2017
  • 2 hr 3 min
  • 6.1  (4,872)

Rock'N Roll is a French comedy-drama film from 2017 that stars Guillaume Canet, Marion Cotillard, and Gilles Lellouche. The movie is directed by Guillaume Canet himself, and tells the story of a middle-aged actor who tries to reinvent himself while battling insecurities and the passing of time. The film opens with Canet playing a fictional version of himself who is faced with a harsh truth: he is no longer the heartthrob he once was. His agent tells him that he is losing out on roles to younger actors and that nobody wants to see him play romantic leads anymore. This revelation hits Canet hard, and he is forced to confront his own mortality and the fact that he is not the same as he was 10 years ago.

Desperate to prove himself, Canet embarks on a quest to reinvent himself in the eyes of the public. He shaves his head, grows a beard, and adopts a tough-guy persona. As he dives deeper into this new persona, he begins to alienate his wife (played by Marion Cotillard) and friends, including his best friend and fellow actor, played by Gilles Lellouche.

The movie tackles a lot of themes such as aging, insecurity and the entertainment industry. With his wife's help, Canet begins to explore these themes in depth and understand that his previous successes were not the result of his youthful good looks, but rather his talent as an actor.

One of the standout aspects of the movie is the clever use of meta references. The film plays with the audience's knowledge of the actors' real-life personas, and there are several in-jokes and references to their actual careers. For instance, Marion Cotillard's character tells Canet that she is going to New York to film a movie with Brad Pitt, a nod to their real-life collaboration in Allied.

Another interesting aspect of the film is the use of cameos. Several well-known French actors make brief appearances throughout the movie, including Johnny Hallyday and Yarol Poupaud. While some of these cameos are a bit on the nose, they do add to the overall sense of fun and self-awareness that runs throughout the film.

In terms of pacing, the movie is quick and punchy. There is never a dull moment and the movie keeps the audience engaged throughout. The music is also a standout, with several classic rock songs used to great effect. The film's soundtrack includes tracks from The Rolling Stones, The Who, and The Doors among others.

In terms of performances, the cast is excellent across the board. Canet does an excellent job of playing a fictionalized version of himself, and his portrayal of a vain and insecure actor is both funny and touching. Marion Cotillard is also excellent as his supportive and loving wife, and Gilles Lellouche shines as Canet's envious best friend.

Overall, Rock'N Roll is a fun and engaging movie that explores themes of aging, insecurity, and identity. It is funny, charming, and self-aware, and is a perfect choice for anyone who loves music, French cinema or is looking for something light-hearted and fun to watch.

Rock'N Roll is a 2017 comedy with a runtime of 2 hours and 3 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

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  • Release Date
  • MPAA Rating
    Ages 12 and over
  • Runtime
    2 hr 3 min
  • Language
  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (4,872)