The Rocker

Theatrical Release: August 20, 2008
The Rocker


“The Rocker” is Robert “Fish” Fishman, the drummer for an eighties hair band. He’s living the rock n’ roll dream… until he is kicked out of the group. Twenty years later, the desperate rocker joins his nephew’s band, “A.D.D.,” finally reclaiming the rock-god throne he’s always thought he deserved — while taking his much younger bandmates along for the ride of their lives.

Dove Review

There is a lot of physical comedy in this film and some of it works. Some of it doesn’t. But despite a few laughs generated from a former rock star drummer joining his nephew’s band, this movie is definitely not a family film. It has strong language, a ton of sexual innuendos, some nudity, and disrespectful attitudes from The Rocker in particular. There is also continual drinking throughout. The Rocker doesn’t much care for society although he is part of it. I didn’t much care for this film.

We are unable to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this movie.

Content Description

Sex: A lot of sexual innuendo; a character is seen in tight briefs.
Language: J-1; G/OMG-9; F-partially said and in songs; S-3; Slang for male genitalia-2; Slang for female genitalia-1; A-9; D-1; Cr*p-3; Several uses of strong language in songs including F,S,A, D, and P
Violence: A character is struck and knocked down in the audience; man falls from top of van; a character is tackled and punched; an audience member is hit in face with a drum stick; a character throws TV out window.
Drugs: A lot of drinking of beer throughout; champagne; a drug reference.
Nudity: Rear male nudity as character drums nude; partial rear male nudity seen in photograph; side nudity of male; short skirts; bare midriffs; strong cleavage in a few scenes.
Other: Disrespect of band member toward other band members; vomiting; group is caught lip syncing their songs; the mention of porn sites in a few scenes.


Company: 20th Century Fox
Writer: Maya Forbes and Wallace Wolodarsky
Director: Peter Cattaneo
Producer: Shawn Levy
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 102 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter