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The Rocker

The life of Robert "Fish" Fishman (Rainn Wilson) is like "the big one" that got away. During the 1980s, he was kicked out of his rock band just before the group attained superstar status. But after twenty years of being a little minnow, the drummer gets a second chance to cast his hook into the pond of stardom--thanks to his nephew's high school band. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: D+
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 102
Theater Release: 20 Aug 2008
Video Release: 27 Jan 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is The Rocker Rated PG-13?

In this film about three teens and a forty-something who hit the road in a rock band, it’s the kids who are the positive role models. However, there are still many issues of concern, especially an extended scene of a completely naked adult male playing the drums (seen from the rear and side). Language includes scatological profanities, terms of Deity, crude anatomical terms as well as an acronym that signifies a sexual expletive and a raised middle finger. There are also some crude sexual comments. A principal character drinks to excess and other adults are seen drinking in bars. One scene shows three people driving, while one (not the driver) drinks from a bottle. A man fills his mouth with liquor, then spews it from his lips and lights the spray on fire. A man implies he has used hand sanitizer for the purposes of getting inebriated. A teen boy is grounded after he admits to bringing drugs to school. Teens lie to their parents so they can leave to go play in a band. An adult damages hotel rooms and is seen throwing a television out of a hotel window.

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