But that doesn’t mean the movie won’t have a lot of entertainment value and pure fun for today’s young rockers. The film is full of real life rock stars performing music and making cameo appearances and there is a fair amount of fun poked at everyone in the rock scene. When you add to this a very energetic performance by Wahlberg, a former hip-hop artist, and Jennifer Aniston as the small town girl that loves Wahlberg’s character, the story is entertaining and presents a positive schmaltzy image of what is really important in life.
“I had never really listened to rock or metal,” Wahlberg said. “My background as a musician was pretty different than what is portrayed here, and I thought it would be a challenge. Just walking around in those tight pants and being comfortable enough on stage to move the way these guys did – that was a challenge right there.” Indeed, Wahlberg met the challenges of a worthy rock star stage presence as well as maintaining the small town innocence of a young man whose parents love and support him.
While older rockers may not see this film as a magical mystery tour of rock n’ roll, younger rockers may find it to be a real kick in their tight leather pants.
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