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"I’m a slave to rock and roll"


Nothin' but a good time.


Anyone with great affection for '80s big-hair bands (Journey, Pat Benatar, Foreigner, and the rest) will be doing a lot of head-bopping to Rock of Ages, the film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical. Director Adam Shankman has assembled a winning cast to tell the story of an aging rock legend, Stacee Jaxx (played with deadpan aplomb by Tom Cruise), against the I-wanna-be-a-star yearnings of a newbie, Sherrie (Julianne Hough). There's not much of a plot, but the music is really the star, as well as the great supporting roles played by Catherine Zeta-Jones (Patricia, a belter with style), Paul Giamatti (Paul, a jaundiced rock promoter apparently intent on quashing everyone's dreams), Mary J. Blige (Justice, the owner of a strip club), and Alec Baldwin, whose Dennis is a rawk-on club owner and head-banger from way back. Everyone in the cast looks like they're having a blast, and that feeling is contagious, especially if you love the music. And Cruise, though his part is small, seems to be channeling late-era Axl Rose in a performance that's a little unnerving, yet hilarious. Rock of Ages appeals to the rocker in us all. Don't stop believin'.

Available to rent / buy here.





Actor/Actress Role
Tom Cruise Stacee Jaxx
Julianne Hough Sherrie Christian
Diego Boneta Drew Boley
Russell Brand Lonny
Alec Baldwin Dennis Dupree
Paul Giamatti Paul Gill
Catherine Zeta-Jones Patricia Whitmore
Bryan Cranston Mike Whitmore
James Martin Kelly Doug Flintlock
Erica Frene Beth
Shane Hartline Bartender Jimmy
Celina Beach Mayor's Secretary
Dan Finnerty Tour Manager - Stacee
Kevin Nash Stacee's Bodyguard
Jeff Chase Stacee's Bodyguard
Angelo Valderrama Chico



Artist Song Title
Tom Cruise Paradise City
Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin Sister Christian/Just Like Paradise/Nothin' but a Good Time
Diego Boneta, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Julianne Hough Juke Box Hero/I Love Rock 'n' Roll
Catherine Zeta-Jones Hit Me with Your Best Shot
Diego Boneta, Julianne Hough Waiting for a Girl Like You
Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta More Than Words/Heaven
Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough Wanted Dead or Alive
Tom Cruise, Malin Akerman I Want to Know What Love Is
Diego Boneta I Wanna Rock
Tom Cruise Pour Some Sugar on Me
Julianne Hough, Mary J. Blige Harden My Heart
Mary J. Blige, Julianne Hough Shadows of the Night/Harden My Heart
Diego Boneta, Paul Giamatti, Julianne Hough, Mary J. Blige, Tom Cruise Here I Go Again
Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin Can't Fight This Feeling
Mary J. Blige, Constantine Maroulis, Julianne Hough Any Way You Want It
Diego Boneta, Julianne Hough Price of Love
Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise, Mary J. Blige Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Julianne Hough, Tom Cruise Rock You Like a Hurricane
Russell Brand, Catherine Zeta-Jones We Built This City/We're Not Gonna Take It
Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Mary J. Blige Don't Stop Believin'