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SC007
Super Reviewer
½ April 6, 2014
Ron Eldard, Jill Hennessy, and Bobby Cannavale's performances are the best reason to check out this film. They shine here. The film kind of feels like a stage play. The film does have some great music in the film. Lois Smith and David Margulies also offer solid supporting work here. My problem with the film was the pacing, which was off here. The film begins really well and takes off, then slows down and then gets back on, and then slows down. If they would have fixed the pacing, then it would have been a much better film. Still the film is worth checking out, especially for the performance.
March 12, 2014
Pretty funny. No big plot to it. Just funny.
February 15, 2014
At least they played some Blue Oyster Cult.
December 18, 2013
A lot of what takes place in "Roadie" feels overly familiar, and the film could have been a wallow in pathos except for the performances, especially that of Eldard.
½ June 27, 2013
A movie about as ugly as the characters involved in it.
Harlequin68
Super Reviewer
½ May 3, 2013
The movie starts with Jimmy(Ron Eldard), a 42-year old roadie, being unceremoniously left behind by his employers somewhere in Michigan. Unable to land a gig anywhere, he goes to the only place where he might be welcome which is his mother's(Lois Smith) home in Forest Hills, NY, but is so distracted by talking on his cell phone that he forgets his bag in the cab. To console him, his mother promises to make him a tuna melt with peppers and provolone but lacks the necessary butter. So, instead of calling the cab company about his missing bag, Jimmy goes to the corner store but not before he goes to a bar where he encounters Randy(Bobby Cannavale) and Nikki(Jill Hennessy, laying on the Queens accent a little too thick), herself an aspiring musician, former high school classmates of his and now married to each other.

"Roadie" is an underwhelming character study that is solely content to think of its lead character as a deluded fool and simply leave it at that, taking note of all not accomplished in his life. But life is not something to keep a running score of. While the life of a roadie probably contains more than its share of odd hours, back breaking work, long bus rides, greasy food and sub-par drugs, it should also give someone who has been around as long as Jimmy more than his share of stories to tell, none of which he is apparently willing to share with friends and family, including the reason for his being fired. What did he do? Pass a drug test?
½ March 22, 2013
Un film mic dar bun despre sperante si realitati si dragoste si dez-amagire
March 13, 2013
Don't waste your time, this movie is terrrible. No plot, bad acting, and a complete waste of time.
December 18, 2012
the acting is good and the story is pretty good
½ October 8, 2012
Me identifiquei bastante com esse filme! rs
Super Reviewer
October 1, 2012
The story of a 'could have been' rock star, that ended up as a roadie for 20 years. Not a very eventful film. A little on the slow side. All in all, not much to write home about.....
September 2, 2012
Okay "sjov" film med masser af Blue Oyster Cult musik. Nice .. Og moderen kÝrte godt nok heelstilen, men det var en fryd at se. TESTICLES!!! Nuff said.
July 24, 2012
Good performance by Ron Eldard, but the movie is a mediocre character study. Nothing special other than Eldard's performance.
July 11, 2012
Boring with a good performance from Eldard.
July 3, 2012
A dull little character study with a good performance by Ron Eldard.
½ June 26, 2012
Of course the critics liked this movie....it was a boring pile of crap!!
June 15, 2012
Good movie not to heavy not to fluffy.
½ June 10, 2012
a boring film about a loser who couldn't even find success in being a "baggage boy" 4 a music band. i'm now depressed 4 even watchin it. should of saw this coming.
May 8, 2012
Sounded good on paper and has a killer soundtrack but it just didn't work for me.Highlight being the scene in the motel as Jimmy rocked out to BOC.
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