Prey for Rock & Roll (2003)

Prey for Rock & Roll

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Critic Consensus: Gershon is a fierce rocker, but the plot is a cliche-filled melodrama.


Movie Info

Jacki (Gina Gershon, who also served as a producer) has always wanted to be a rock star. But after years of struggling to make it, she's turning 40, and she's thinking of giving it up. "Do you ever think about being 50 or 60 years old, hauling our gear around, passing out flyers, fighting with bookers, and still sweating around?" she asks her bandmates. Faith (Lori Petty), the talented lead guitarist, gives guitar lessons to hyperactive teens on the side. Faith is seriously involved with the … More

Rating: R (for language, sexual content, drug use and brief violence)
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Cheri Lovedog, Robin Whitehouse
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 9, 2004
Runtime:
Mac Releasing - Official Site

Cast


as Sally

as Animal

as Punk Rock Girl

as Herself

as Jacki's Mom

as Sorority Girl No. 1

as Sorority Girl No. 2

as Drug Dealer
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Critic Reviews for Prey for Rock & Roll

All Critics (54) | Top Critics (19)

The film has its sensibilities in the right place.

Full Review… | March 16, 2004
ReelViews
Top Critic

Aside from Ms. Gershon's performance (none of the other cast members actually played), there's little to elevate the music -- or the movie -- above cliché.

Full Review… | December 18, 2003
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

Played with the right combination of weariness and optimism by Gina Gershon, Jacki will be recognizable to any woman who has ever strapped on a guitar and plugged in, as well as to those of us who have encountered her.

Full Review… | November 14, 2003
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

A rock drama that's hung over with inauthenticity.

Full Review… | November 7, 2003
Boston Globe
Top Critic

It's a raw and raucous rock story that, for once, gets the big picture and the small details right.

Full Review… | October 23, 2003
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

An ingratiatingly scrappy little movie.

Full Review… | October 22, 2003
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Prey for Rock & Roll

Movie about a rock band. This movie shows us themes about life goals, drugs, rape, friendship, etc. But I only found it so so.

Redlats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

And this is why I don't like "indies". Are the people who write them incapable of happy endings? Or even a positive ending? I'd settle for a hopeful ending. But no. And it's a shame, because a film like this, that details an endless struggle, NEEDS an upbeat ending.

Lemure
Marcus Woolcott

Super Reviewer

½

This is supposed to be some dyke must-see, however, the only thing it's got going for it, is exactly that. The women look super-sexy on stage (Gina Gherson, Drea De Matteo and Lori Petty are not only fit but believably bad-ass) yet the film itself is poorely scripted and awfully lit, and if it didn't have Hedwig's Steven Trask taking care of the music, I think it would have sucked big time. If you want to spend some time feasting your eyes on the leads, then this movie is for you. If, however, you expect something deeper, you will have to feel content with the "I heart Music that's why I am still 40 and play it" over-riding theme, which may in itself not be so bad, yet it hardly gives us any additional insight into life as such.

anastasia57001
Anastasia Bartzoulianou

Super Reviewer

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