My husband and I saw Rock Of Ages yesterday and loved it. I bought the ticket’s via Fandango’s App, as I was standing in the parking lot at Trader Joe’s, about to food shop. I usually buy my tickets off my laptop using Fandango.com, but things got busy and that wasn’t going to happen. So I downloaded the app so I could buy the tickets on my iPhone.
After spending a couple of hours at my parents’ house (having a pre- Father’s Day BBQ), we left the kids with them and went to see the movie on our own. It was as close to a date night as we were going to get. I’ll admit it was nice to be without the kids for once!
But they actually weren’t being sold and I went for the soft pretzel bites and a diet coke. Though I was appalled at the size of the “small soda” – it was huge and expensive.
My husband chose the chocolate covered raisins. Then we waited a little while to get into the movie (video games and tomfoolery were involved).
Rock of Ages:
What did I think of Rock of Ages and Tom Cruise as a legendary rock star? Loved it. I grew up listening to 80’s Hair Bands and I was a huge fan of Night Ranger, Journey, Poison, Guns and Roses, Foreigner, Bon Jovi –not to mention Pat Benatar (though I would consider more of an 80’s icon). It’s based on the Broadway Show, Rock of Ages, and it’s rated PG-13. While younger kids may love the music, there are scenes that aren’t appropriate for kids (drinking and sex scenes – not graphic, but it’s implied). The music was terrific and really was the driving force behind the plot — boy meets girl, boy and girl struggle, boy loses girl..etc..
Sherrie (Hough) and Drew (Boneta) meet right after she gets off the bus from Oklahoma and gets most of her stuff stolen. Drew is a barback at The Bourbon, owned by Dennis (Alex Baldwin) and gets Sherrie a job. Lonnie (Brand) is Dennis’ right hand man. Lonnie and Dennis have some funny and sweet interactions, including the song they sing together “I can’t fight this feeling”. Drew is an aspiring musician, as is Sherrie. He gets his big break as an opening act for Stacee Jaxx (played by Tom Cruise — who was Amazing). Does fame change Drew and his relationship with Sherrie? See more of this review coming up on Couch Critics.
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