The Rocker parents guide

The Rocker

Overall C

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.

Release date August 20, 2008

Violence B-
Sexual Content D+
Profanity D+
Substance Use C-

Why is The Rocker rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Rocker PG-13 for drug and sexual references, nudity and language.

Run Time: 102 minutes

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The Rocker
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Rocker rated PG-13? The Rocker is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for drug and sexual references, nudity and language.

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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The Rocker
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language and Nudity.
Alberta PG Coarse Language.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended for Young Children.
Ontario PG Nudity, Language May Offend, Not Recommended for Young Children.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

The Rocker is directed by and stars Rainn Wilson, Christina Applegate, Emma Stone, Teddy Geiger,.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Rocker movie is January 27, 2009. Here are some details…

Drumming it’s way into the home video market, The Rocker releases as the Born To Rock Edition Two-Disc DVD and The Rocker Blu-ray Edition.

Both versions offer the following bonus materials:

-Two commentaries, one with director Peter Cattaneo and actor Rainn Wilson, and the other with actors Josh Gad, Teddy Geiger, Emma Stone and Jason Sudeikis.

- Ten deleted scenes.

- Gag reel.

- Featurettes (Rainn Wilson: Office Rocker, Pete Best Interview, Behind The Band: Vesuvius, Rock Beat With Fish Fishman, The Music of The Rocker and Rock Tales).

- MTV Film Festival Panel and Fox Movie Channel Presents: In Character With The Rocker.

- Music video I’m Not Bitter.

- Vesuvius Public Service Announcements

- Four podcasts.

-A digital copy movie file for portable media players.

The DVD version offers audio tracks in 5.1 Dolby Surround (English) and Dolby Surround (French), with subtitles in English and Spanish.

The Blu-ray edition is recorded on a 50GB dual-layer disc authored in BD-J with AVC (MPEG 4) compression with 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Master Audio (English) and 5.1 Dolby Digital tracks (English, French and Spanish), with subtitles in English and Spanish.

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