Written June 25, 2012
This was one of the best ensemble casts in a movie I've ever seen!! Is there anything Tom Cruise can't do??? He was hysterical as Stacie Jaxx and while he may not win any Grammy's, his singing pipes were quite impressive. Russell Brand won me back as a fan and he and Alec Baldwin stole the show with their rendition of REO Speedwagon's "Can't Fight This Feeling". Julian Hough fell a little flat for me, her singing is just okay and she needs more acting lessons. If you were between 16-25 during the 80's this is YOUR movie - they nailed the repertoire of songs and it sucks you back to those days of awful outfits, bad hair and amazing music!! Worth paying full price!
Written June 18, 2012
This movie had me laughing the entire time - the casting was superb, very sophisticated humor - especially if you know the music & the era - it was such a fun parody of the times!! Loved everyone, Catherine Zeta-Jones was hilarious, Alex Baldwin was perfect & Tom Cruise had it nailed!
Written June 16, 2012
great movie! maybe didn't blow me away like Chicago but if you like musicals and love rock or grew up in that era you will LOVE it! everyone was great but Tom Cruise really stood out. He can really sing and looks amazing! Loved all the songs too. Great summer movie!
Written June 18, 2012
I didn't really know that this was a musical...thought it was just a movie about rock. Not so...and in a good way. If you like rock, it was a two hour concert of great rock musical performances. It was such a talented cast...including several people who I had no Idea could sing that it is hard to pick out any one person to rave about. Diego Boneta and Julianne Hough are clearly gifted musical performers, attractive and down-right likable. I am not a fan of Alec Baldwin or Russell Brand, but they won me over. I know the Hollywood set doesn't like Tom Cruise, but this was an Academy Award performance. I didn't hear a single negative comment after the show or a single non-tapping food during it.
Written June 17, 2012
I have wanted to see the musical for a long time and when the movie came out I thought it was a good alternative price wise. I loved this move Tom Cruise was awesome and I love Julianne Hough. I even loved pretty much every character in the movie including Russel Brand. I highly recommend this movie to anyone that loves 80's rock or musicals or funny movies because it was so funny to. I am still planning to see the Broadway show sometime this year!