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Rock of Ages


Jun 15, 2012

Latest Home Video

Oct 08, 2012

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Adam Shankman


Julianne Hough
Diego Boneta
Tom Cruise
Alec Baldwin


2012 Warner Brothers Studios

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Still shot from the movie: Rock of Ages.

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Tom Cruise plays a heavy metal superstar in the film adaptation of the 2006 Broadway musical Rock of Ages. Set in the 1980s, the story also follows two aspiring performers who find love while seeking fame in Hollywood.

Content Details

Why Is Rock of Ages Rated PG-13?

Rock of Ages is rated PG-13 for sexual content, suggestive dancing, some heavy drinking, and language.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Rock of Ages...

Violence: A baboon fires a gun. A woman throws a drink in a man’s face. An animal trashes a man’s office. A man is punched.

Sexual Content: Prostitutes walk the street. Strippers, in tiny costumes, pole dance. A depiction of a woman with open legs is seen atop a building. Characters make crude comments about male and female anatomy. A man places his hand on women’s breasts. Characters kiss (including with tongues) on several occasions. Women lick a man. He is seen in bed with several women. A political figure and his secretary engage in sexual play in a church using Rosary Beads. Characters are seen in their underwear, bikinis and other revealing clothing. A man discusses a sexual act with his employee. A man wears an elaborate codpiece and chaps that reveal his buttocks. Characters undress and engage in sexual romping. Characters repeatedly grope one another. Thrusting and other suggestive dance moves are frequently portrayed. Homosexual characters confess their love and kiss. A woman gets a condom cover stuck in her hair. Other crude depictions and bodily functions are included.

Language: The script includes a strong sexual expletive, a crude hand gesture, scatological slang, crude sexual language and terms of Deity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Heavy drinking is frequently portrayed in a bar setting. A brief drug depiction is shown. A man smokes a cigar.

Other: A character pees on a man’s shoe.

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Other Broadway musicals have found a second life on the big screen. Among them are Mamma Mia!, Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story, South Pacific, The King and I, Evita and Dreamgirls.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Coarse Language.
AB PG Coarse Language, Not Recommended For Young Children.
MB PG Not Recommended For Children, Sexual Content, Substance/Alcohol Abuse.
ON PG Mature Theme, Language May Offend.

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Rock of Ages...

Home Video Notes: Rock of Ages

Release Date: 9 October 2012

Rock of Ages releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) with the following extras:

- Rock of Ages: Legends of the Sunset Strip

- The Stories We Sing

- 7 Defining a Decade Featurettes

- Selected Song Access

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washington mom says: Jun. 16, 2012

THIS MOVIE IS TOTALLY UNAPPROPRIATE FOR ANY CHILDREN, YOUNG TEENS!  I thought is was going to be a 80’s musical, not just an rauchy movie about the sexual preferences of rockers.  I wanted to walk out, seriously.  My daughter spent most of the time covering her eyes.  It was supposed to be a fun outing with Dad for Father’s Day but was anything but.  Very inapproapriate sexual situations for children.  The plot was stupid, the story boring and a waste of money.  I wouldn’t recommend to anyone, especially children, kids, teens or young adults.

washington mom says: Jun. 16, 2012

Oh, and just to clarify….I am a child of the 80’s.  I graduated high school in early 80’s and was married in the later 80’s.  This was not the 80’s I remember.

Kitty4335 says: Oct. 21, 2012

Loved this movie.. Yes it was sex drugs (or alcohol) and rock in roll but people should read the ratings before they take kids to the theatre. Don’t complain if you don’t do that!!

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