Rock of Ages

Synopsis: 1987. Naive Sherrie Christian has just arrived in Hollywood from Tulsa looking to become a rock star. She is just like Drew Boley was when he first arrived in Hollywood, he, now the Hollywood veteran, who works as a bar back at the Bourbon Club, known as the center of the rock scene in town and the place where many of the biggest acts in rock got their big break. The two meet as Drew helps Sherrie with a situation when she first arrives in town. Despite Dennis Dupree, the Bourbon's owner/manager, not liking to hire people like Drew or Sherrie - someone who has musical aspirations - as service staff, Drew is able to convince Dennis and his assistant Lonny to hire Sherrie as a server, Drew and Sherrie who have a blossoming mutual attraction. Dennis and Lonny, who are having financial difficulties, are able to convince rock star Stacee Jaxx, the perpetually stoned front man for the band Arsenal who got his first break performing at the Bourbon, to perform for free at a benefit concert at
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Director(s): Adam Shankman
Production: New Line Cinema
  1 win & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
123 min

-I'm a singer.

Get out! Me too.

Oh, my God. The Bourbon Room. I have,

like, 10 albums that were recorded there.

More like "had"?



Well, thank you.



Don't go in there, it's filth!


-Don't join them!

Do you need a job?

I could talk to Dennis Dupree, my boss.

Pray you'll be saved!

Are you serious?

Just whatever you do,

don't tell him you're a singer.


I told you 10,000 times.

Girls drink free, dudes pay full freight.

They are dudes.

Look, l haven't charged a girl since '73.

For a minute, I thought that

Kate Jackson from Charlie's Angels...

-...had walked into my club.

-More like Michael Jackson.

-Doesn't he look pale to you?

-He does a bit.

Dennis! Meet Sherrie.

She needs a job, man.

No, I don't think so. She's a singer.

No, she just came in

from out of town.

Oh, okay, now, if I may.

-You sang in the church choir every Sunday.


Senior year, you had the third lead

in your high school musical.

-Sound of Music.

-And then somebody...

...your adorable Aunt Betty,

told you you had real talent.

-It was actually my Aunt Doris.


And like a flaming dipshit you believed her,

dumped your jock boyfriend...

...ditched town and moved to Hollywood

to have a crack at fame and fortune.

Am l missing anything?


Yeah, okay.

Actually, my boyfriend

wasn't really athletic.

And look. I'm a waitress.

Come on. She's practically

got mike burns on her lips.

I'm not interested, sweetheart.

I need you two to get back to work.

-Please, Mr. Dupree. I'm a hard worker.

-You seem like a really nice kid.

I just got mugged.

I have $17 to my name and I'm probably

gonna be starving in the next 48 hours.

-And Beth just quit.

-Beth just quit?

Okay, fine. You're hired.

Oh, my God. Thank you. Thank you.

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Justin Theroux

Justin Paul Theroux (; born August 10, 1971) is an American actor, film producer, comedian, and screenwriter. He is known for his work with film director David Lynch in Mulholland Drive (2001) and Inland Empire (2006), his starring role as Kevin Garvey in the HBO series The Leftovers (2014–2017) and as Tom in The Girl on the Train (2016). He is also known as a screenwriter for films such as Tropic Thunder (2008) and Iron Man 2 (2010). more…

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