Rock of Ages – Movie Review & Giveaway

10th October 2012

Rock of Ages is just a FUN movie!

“In 1987 Los Angeles at the height of glam rock, infamous and outrageous rock star Stacee Jaxx performs at Hollywood’s legendary Bourbon Room club as it faces its final countdown. Meanwhile, an aspiring musician and a small town girl meet pursuing their dreams of music fame. The story unfolds through high energy dancing and heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake and more.”

I watched this with the husband who groaned the minute he realized it was a musical (ahem…I didn’t realize it was a musical before watching either). However, he watched the entire thing with me and I caught him singing along a few times too.

Reasons to Watch:

GREAT CAST: For the most part (sorry Julianne Hough & Catherine Zeta Jones – not a fan), I really like the cast. Mary J. Blige, Alec Baldwin (love him and yes he SINGS in this), Russel Brand, Malin Akerman and Paul Giammati were great.

– Tom Cruise transforms into this rock god and I was surprised that he was SO GOOD at it.

– For those who lived the 80s (not me because I am SO young – not really), the references from the clothes to the bad hair to the huge cell phones and cell phone carrying BAGS are hilarious. How could the 80s be so hideous and hilarious at the same time?

– The absolute best thing about this movie is the MUSIC. You cannot help but sing along to every song, and yes you will know all the words. It’s big haired, sweaty leather, karaoke – good times.

– There was actually a moment when one of the characters reminded me of Andrew Ridgeley and George Michael, and all I could think was, oh how I miss Wham. (We all miss Wham, no?)

So will this flick win an Oscar? Nope (most won’t actually) but it’s a fun rental. Yes it’s weird that Alec Baldwin sings in this movie, but then even weirder things happen (in this movie – no spoilers). Also, I now have a girl crush on Malin Akerman – wowza. And Stacee Jaxx (Tom Cruise) wears a studded codpiece that will make you pause the movie and get close to the screen to figure out what exactly you’re looking at. Yes, my husband asked me what the hell I was doing. “Research of course” was my answer.

Best Line of the Movie: 

Sherrie: I’m a stripper at the Venus Club. Drew: I’m in a boy band. Sherrie: You win.

Watch it or not? WATCH it if you want to relive the 80s, sing some rock songs, and see Tom Cruise, his tight pants and his codpiece.



I have one Blu-ray Combo Pack for one lucky winner!! Just leave me a comment below telling me your favorite song from the 80s. If you’re too young to remember the 80s, I’m sorry but we can’t be friends.

For an additional, totally optional entry, tweet this: Enter to win a Rock of Ages Bluray combo pack on @BOREDMommy ‘s blog! #giveaway #canwin and leave a comment below telling me you did.


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UPDATE: CONGRATS to: tennille (#9) – Thanks to everyone who entered!!

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29 thoughts on “Rock of Ages – Movie Review & Giveaway

  1. Anne Taylor

    Karma Chameleon by Culture Club

    I was smitten with Boy George at first listen and first sight!

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  2. Jonnie

    It’s impossible to choose just one song from the 80’s. I loved all the hair bands – bon jovi, def leppard, poison and the list goes on and on. If you insist I pick one song I will go with Livin’ On A Prayer but I reserve the right to change my mind next time you ask 🙂

  3. Sharon

    I loved this movie because I did grow up in the 80’s and laughed even harder!! Tom Cruise was actually really good and could he rock! Favorite song from the 80’s would be “Doctor Doctor” by the Thompson Twins.

  4. Lisa KH

    My favourite 80’s song is anything by Duran Duran. If I really have to pick just one, I’d say Planet Earth buy Duran Duran.

  5. Doris Calvert

    Even though I am Canadian I love “Born in the U.S.A”s a 1984 song written and performed by Bruce Springsteen.who I adore!

  6. Brandee

    There were lots of great songs from the late 80’s – remember all the hair metal bands? Not that they remind me of junior high or anything, like you I’m way too using. 😉 One of my favourite songs is Bon Jovi’s Living on a Prayer – love that one.


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