The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll (2011)
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Average Rating: 3.1/10
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According to rock 'n' roll lore, age 27 is a fateful milestone. From Robert Johnson, Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison to Kurt Cobain, all stars we lost at this very age. World famous rock star Spyder (Kevin Zegers) has achieved fame and fortune with a smash hit debut album. This blinding success however, is built on the Faustian pact that capitalized on the genius of his long lost childhood best friend and band mate, Eric Genson (Jason Ritter). Now Spyder retreats to his
Aug 5, 2011 Limited
Nov 7, 2011
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Those who go looking for tragic relevance in Scott Rosenbaum's debut indie won't find much to grasp onto.
You'd be better off renting "Eddie and the Cruisers" (1983) than slogging through this latest, far more dire recycling of the same rock clichés.
Some grace notes and riffs ring true, but mainly it plays like a familiar tune on a broken record.
Unconvincing rock-biz melodrama feels even thinner when invoking legendary musicians.
An exhausted pileup of rock-movie clichés, "The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll" presents artistic self-destruction with the solemnity of a movie that has invented a spanking-new genre.
Unfortunately, the unconvincing fictional storyline Rosenbaum weaves around this solid musical base hits every meller cliche in the "self-destructive rock star" playbook.
The director manages to instill every moment on the road with a sense of shrill conventionality.
[VIDEO]...a knock-off of a knock-off movie that has the audacity to attempt to authenticate its rock 'n' roll credibility by casting a giant like Peter Fonda in a supporting role. Shame.
[Despite] a rousing jam with elder blues icons [and] Zegers' showy role. . .story feels like a studied period recreation for the History Channel.
Cliche-ridden and ineptly made...a period piece that would have been moldy even twenty years ago.
Audience Reviews for The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll
- Clifton Hangar: You loved her didn't you?
- Spyder: Who?
- Clifton Hangar: Rose
- Spyder: Please, she was just another hot piece of ass... don't print that.
- Spyder: So I do a lil blow every now and then get freaking over it!
- Spyder: There's nothing worse than a reformed whore.
- Spyder: Rock 'n' roll's the bastard son of the blues, man!
- August West: It's America. Check it out!
- Eric Genson: You need my songs, we do it my way, or we don't do it at all.
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