Written June 23, 2012
Saw the broadway play 3 times and was prepared to be disappointed with the movie. Boy, was I wrong! The first 20 minutes or so made me think I was going to be right-- it seemed like it was a cheap knock-off of the play. But once Tom Cruise came along (and I am not a huge Tommy C fan), the movie was a blast! I still missed some of the jokes that were in the play and the story was certainly a bit different (I REALLY missed the "real" Lonny from the play-- he was a much more important character and much funnier) but these are nit-picking complaints.
My wife(who has seen the play 7 times and would leave me for Constantine Maroulis -the guy from American Idol & the lead in the broadway play in a New York minute) is one of the biggest ROA fans around. Disappointed that Constantine wasn't cast as the lead, once the movie got going with Diego Boneto as his replacement, she whispered to me, "ok, now I get it. Now I know why they picked him."
If you love 80's music--do not miss ROA!!!
Written July 20, 2012
Alright. First off. Tom Cruise was awesome in that movie. second, i love the 80s music. i knew every song in the movie and loved hearing them. the only thing i would have to say that i didn't like was that all those sexy scenes in it. i mean you cant make it an 80s movie without some scenes like that, but most of those scenes i think didn't need to be added. mainly that part with the song i wanna know what love is. i don't think they need to take such an good emotional song and have a sexy scene where the interviewer lady is taking off all her clothes and tom cruise. Also the strip club part was alright. mainly i would give this movie 3 and a half stars. it was all good, they just didn't need to add that many sex scenes into that. they were too aggresive in those scenes.But overall i loved the movie, just dont make it pg 13 and put that much sex into it
Written June 26, 2012
If you like great Rock & Roll music...
If you like delicious, sexy dancing...
If you like Julianne, Tom, Mary J, Diego, Russell, Catherine, or Alex - (a GREAT ensemble cast!)... Terrific performances by all...
If you like a love story with some sassy and campy twists...
If you like to go to a movie and have 2 hours of FUN...
Written July 05, 2012
It's a fun movie especially if you love the 80s music and the singing is phenomenal. Hats off to Julianne and Diego! They really light up the screen. It really lets you relive all of those songs in a whole new way. Enjoy!
Written June 17, 2012
This is a movie to see if you have absolutely nothing else to do. This is a Musical movie. It is not a movie with music in it. Everyone is breaking out in song at the drop of a hat and the choices are laughable. We considering walking out several times in the beginning. Julianna Hough and Diego are a joke. You don't really care about them and their acting is subpar. The best part of the movie is Tom Cruise. At least he is fun to watch but his character is very slow and pretty much monotone. He is the God in the movie and plays a mumbling and self obsessed idol. This is not for children as there is a lot of sexual innuendos. There is also a strip club featured and lots of girls pole dancing.