Imagine a world where Tom Cruise is a rock star and people randomly burst into song and dance instead of quietly listening to music on their iPod - and there you have 'Rock of Ages'.

The feature film, based on the Broadway musical of the same name, takes you on a trip through the Hollywood 80s rock scene from all angles.

Following aspiring rockers Sherrie (Julianne Hough) and Drew (Diego Boneta) to the sublimely sleazy music manager Paul Gill (Paul Giamatti), this musical movie will have you singing along with it’s quirky characters.

If it isn’t clear by now, ‘Rock of Ages’ is a musical, so be warned. The sound track covers hits from Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, BonJovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake, and more. The original score is by Adam Anders and Peer Astrom from TV's 'Glee', so the covers of Journey's 'Anyway You Want It' and 'Don't Stop Believin' are a bit tired.

It’s ultimately the cast that makes the movie worthy of the silver screen, and the costumes, makeup, hair, and sets, which transport you back in time.

Tom Cruise makes an awesomely cool transformation into rock god Stacee Jaxx, a band front man struggling through a never ending sea of groupies who is always accompanied by a bottle of alcohol and his pet baboon Hey Man.

Alec Baldwin plays Dennis Dupree, club owner of The Bourbon Room, paired with Russell Brand as Lonny, Dennis’ best friend. The coupling of these renowned ladiesmen provides plenty of laughs and a flavoursome twist to the story.

'Chicago's Catherine Zeta-Jones, who is no stranger to musical-turned-movie-adaptions, plays antagonist Patricia Whitmore, a supposedly conservative fanatic lobbying for the end of rock 'n' roll.

Mary J. Blige stars as the owner of Venus Gentlemen’s Club, brining a touch of soul to the soundtrack of 80s rock anthems performed by the cast, which is also available to buy.

Overall the movie is light-hearted and fun, and doesn’t take itself too seriously. Go along and lose yourself in a fluffy love letter to 80s rock ‘n ’roll, but remember it’s a musical!

‘Rock of Ages’ is showing in cinemas across Australia and New Zealand NOW!

Written by Elise Vout


Photos | Splendour In The Grass 2012 | Interviews

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Luke Pritchard of The Kooks called in at the MTV tent backstage before their set on day three of 'Splendour in the Grass 2012' at Belongil Fields, Byrong Bay - 29 July, 2012.

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    Luke Pritchard of The Kooks called in at the MTV tent backstage before their set on day three of 'Splendour in the Grass 2012' at Belongil Fields, Byrong Bay - 29 July, 2012.

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    Andrew Stockdale of Wolfmother said hello backstage before their set on day three of 'Splendour in the Grass 2012' at Belongil Fields, Byrong Bay - 29 July, 2012.

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    Missy Higgins stopped by the MTV tent on day three of 'Splendour in the Grass 2012' at Belongil Fields, Byrong Bay - 29 July, 2012.

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    Aussie MC 360 payed us a visit before his set on day two of 'Splendour in the Grass 2012' at Belongil Fields, Byrong Bay - 28 July, 2012.

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    A couple of the boys from Bloc Party stopped for a chat backstage before their mind blowing set on day two of 'Splendour in the Grass 2012' at Belongil Fields, Byrong Bay - 28 July, 2012.

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    Miike Snow backstage before their set on day two of 'Splendour in the Grass 2012' at Belongil Fields, Byrong Bay - 28 July, 2012.

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    We chat to the boys from DZ DEATHRAYS backstage on day two of 'Splendour in the Grass 2012' at Belongil Fields, Byron Bay - 28 July, 2012.

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    We chat to the boys from Shihad backstage just before their set on day two of 'Splendour in the Grass 2012' at Belongil Fields, Byron Bay - 28 July, 2012.

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    Kate Miller-Heidke pops backstage after her set for a chat on day one of 'Splendour in the Grass 2012' at Belongil Fields, Byron Bay - 27 July, 2012.

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    We chat to Kiwi gal Kimbra backstage on day one of 'Splendour in the Grass 2012' at Belongil Fields, Byron Bay - 27 July, 2012.

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    We chat to Kiwi gal Kimbra backstage on day one of 'Splendour in the Grass 2012' at Belongil Fields, Byron Bay - 27 July, 2012.

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    The lovely Lanie Lane stops by for a chat backstage on day one of 'Splendour in the Grass 2012' at Belongil Fields, Byron Bay - 27 July, 2012.

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    We get crazy with Kram from Spiderbait backstage on day one of 'Splendour in the Grass 2012' at Belongil Fields, Byron Bay - 27 July, 2012.

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    We chat with the original Shin James Mercer backstage on day one of 'Splendour in the Grass 2012' at Belongil Fields, Byron Bay - 27 July, 2012.

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    Our awesome MTV PUSH artist Michael Kiwanuka stops by backstage on day one of 'Splendour in the Grass 2012' at Belongil Fields, Byron Bay - 27 July, 2012.

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    MTV backstage at 'Splendour in the Grass 2012' at Belongil Fields, Byrong Bay - 27 - 29 July, 2012.

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