The poster promised nothin but a good time and the film lives up to its claim thanks to some nostalgic 80s music and some key star performers.
Julianne Houghs love story with Diego Boneta is at the centre of this film. Probably catering to the tweens/teens but for me that track was the most boring part of the film. The ones who provided the good time were Tom Cruise, Russel Brand, Paul Giammati, Catherine Zeta Jones, Alec Baldwin and Tom Cruises man Friday monkey Hey Man.
If you have not grown up or heard the rock music of the 80s especially Def Leppard, Foreigner etc then this musical will bore you at times. The story is almost regaled to the background and you dont care about it as long as the song and dance featuring your favorite stars keep coming at you at regular intervals.
Tom Cruise as Stacie Jaxx is having a ball of a time playing the almost faded rock star. The last time I enjoyed Cruises performance was his teeny weeny role in Tropic Thunder. Russel Brand had the funniest lines in the film and it looked like it was all written by him. His song sequence with Alec Baldwin is LOL funny and looks straight out of Dostana. Catherine Zeta Joness track is half baked and I wished I could see her singing and dancing more than the two leads. The best thing to do after watching this film is to go home, play the soundtrack and sing out aloud while head banging like old times.
P.S Go with a group and you can do a karaoke while watching it as it comes with subtitles.
Word of mouth Sing Along, dance along to Rock that never ages.
Rating 3.5 (Good)
Ticket Meter Worth 200/- bucks