Rock Star is a movie, starring Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Aniston, about a singer in a tribute band who lands a deal singing with the actual band, Steel Dragon. The plot is summed up perfectly by the tagline- “The wannabe who got to be.” It’s pretty much like watching an episode of Behind The Music, only with reenactments instead of interviews.
Working titles for the film included Metal God and So You Want to be a Rock Star?
Directed by Stephen Herek
, (who also directed Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
and Mr. Holland’s Opus
) Rock Star
will make you want to stand up and shout
, provided you are the type of person who secretly wishes hair bands were still cool…which, of course, they should be. It is also one of those rare films where it pays off to stay and watch the credits, as they play “Good Vibrations
” by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch