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"Opportunity rocks."

Television star Rainn Wilson steps out of the office to star as Robert "Fish" Fishman in the big screen movie, “The Rocker”. The cast of this comedy film also includes Josh Gad, Christina Applegate, Emma Stone, Teddy Geiger, Will Arnett, Fred Armisen, Howard Hessman, Jason Sudeikis, Bradley Cooper, Jane Lynch, Jeff Garlin, Demetri Martin and Jane Krakowski. The original drummer of the Beatles, Pete Best, also shows up in a cameo.

The film starts out with a flashback. Fish Fishman is the drummer for the local Cleveland rock band, Vesuvius. The band is approached after a club performance by a record label who offers to sign the band, provided that they dump Fish as their drummer. They immediately agree and fire Fish from his gig as their percussionist. The movie shows Fish twenty years later. He is living in his sister’s attic, and has trouble holding down a job. Fish’s nephew starts his own rock band called A.D.D. The band gets their first big gig, but their drummer gets expelled and is unable to perform. They reluctantly agree to let Fish play one performance as their drummer. It doesn’t go well but Fish once again has the hunger to perform.

Fish leads the youngsters astray and they are caught driving a stolen van. Fish is kicked out of the house and Fish and his band mates are forced to rehearse via internet cameras. Fish is living in the hot basement of a Chinese restaurant and choses to practice his drumming naked. Without his knowledge, Fish’s niece tapes him practicing nude and posts the video online. The video becomes an overnight success leading to a rush in booking request for A.D.D.

The band enjoys their new success and gets booked to play a large venue in Cleveland. There is a problem however; the gig requires them to open up for Fish’s old band Vesuvius. Fish refuses to perform in the show, and he is comforted by the mother of one of his band mates. He gets romantically involved with her and causes the band to replace Fish.

The rest of the band fights for Fish to return to the band, and the chance arises to do the show with Vesuvius. The final scenes of the movie will tell you is Fish is able to get his revenge and finally achieve his success as a rocker.

| 2008 | 1 hr 42 min | 6.2/10 | 53/100
Rainn Wilson, Christina Applegate, Teddy Geiger, Josh Gad
Fox Atomic
Peter Cattaneo

Also directed by Peter Cattaneo

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