The Grind

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  • NR
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 3.7  (369)

The Grind is a 2009 comedy-drama film directed by John Millea, starring C. Thomas Howell, Michael Welch, and Tanya Allen. The story follows three college friends—Luke (Howell), Roddy (Welch), and Gibby (Allen)—who go on a road trip to Los Angeles to try and make it big in the music industry. Luke is a struggling musician who dreams of becoming a rock star. Roddy is his loyal friend who works hard to help Luke achieve his dreams, and Gibby is a free-spirited artist who provides a welcome distraction from their struggles. Together, these three friends embark on a journey that will test their friendship, their creativity, and their determination.

The film explores the struggles and challenges faced by aspiring musicians, including the obstacles they must overcome to break into the industry. It also touches on themes of friendship, loyalty, and the pursuit of dreams. As Luke, Roddy, and Gibby make their way across the country, they encounter a series of colorful characters, including a hitchhiking stripper, a washed-up rock star, and a famous music producer.

The Grind has been praised for its authentic portrayal of the music industry and the challenges faced by aspiring musicians. It also features a strong soundtrack, with original songs performed by the cast, as well as appearances by several well-known musicians, including Slash, Dave Navarro, and Billy Morrison.

The performances by the cast have also been praised, with Howell delivering a standout performance as the earnest and passionate Luke. Welch and Allen also shine in their roles, bringing depth and nuance to their characters.

Overall, The Grind is a heartfelt and entertaining film that will resonate with anyone who has ever pursued a dream. Its message of perseverance, friendship, and creative expression is sure to inspire audiences of all ages.

The Grind is a 2009 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.7.

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    1 hr 28 min
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    3.7  (369)