The Rock of Ages DVD release date is October 9th at Best Buy. The movie is based on the Broadway musical. It is about a small town girl, Sherrie, who heads to Sunset Strip to pursue her dream of being a singer. This is under the encouragement of her grandmother. She immediately hooks up with city boy, Drew upon getting into town. Their romance is then focus of the movie as well as their pursuit to both make-it big in the world of music.
The movie mostly takes place in The Bourbon House, a bar/night club that is ran by Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand. The club is plagued by financial problems so Alec Baldwin (Dennis Dupree) jumps at the chance to have Stacee Jaxx (Tom Cruise) perform at The Bourbon House. What should have ended Denis Dupree’s financial woes was really just the start of a lot more problems.
Rock of Ages consists of a star-studded cast, including Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Akerman, Mary J. Blige, and Alec Baldwin.
I recently had a chance to watch this movie, and I have to admit I was not impressed at all – at least with the story line. When the movie first starts Julianne Hough is on the bus heading to Los Angeles and breaks out in song – then all of sudden everyone else on the bus starts singing with her. I have seen and have love musicals but from the very beginning I sat and watched this movie rather dumbfounded. I kept waiting for it to come together but it never did. The movie was actually very cheesy. There were many scenes in this movie that were so bad, I was surprised the actors/actresses in this movie agreed with what they were doing! There were so many big names in this movie!
There were actually a couple high points with this movie. First of all, if you are an 80′s music fan then you will definitely love the music. I love listening to all the music. The other great thing about this movie was that all the actors/actresses did all their own singing and dancing. Tom Cruise’s portrayal of Stacee Jaxx’s singing at least was amazing! Who would have known that Tom Cruise has one more thing to add to his list of things he is great at doing. He belts out an amazing rendition of Paradise City by Guns N’ Roses.
I do think this movie is worth buying for the music and the singing for sure. The Rock of Ages DVD will be available at Best Buy on October 9th. I would love to hear your thoughts about the movie if you have seen it or purchase the DVD!
Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.