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The Perfect Age of Rock 'n Roll

  • Rated NR

independent, special interest

After his sophomore album flops, Spyder, a decadent rock star, returns to his Long Island hometown to convince his estranged partner to help write songs for his comeback.

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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Those who go looking for tragic relevance in Scott Rosenbaum's debut indie won't find much to grasp onto.

- Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News, Friday, August 5, 2011

Rotten: An exhausted pileup of rock-movie clichs, "The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll" presents artistic self-destruction with the solemnity of a movie that has invented a spanking-new genre.

- Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, Thursday, August 4, 2011

Rotten: Unconvincing rock-biz melodrama feels even thinner when invoking legendary musicians.

- John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter, Thursday, August 4, 2011

Audience Reviews

4 stars

I love movies about bands, and I thought that this movie was very well done. I really like Kevin Zegers, and Jason Ritter, especially. I think they are two young stars who don't get near enough credit for their work. I thought they were great in their roles, and played off each other very well. Peter Fonda was great, also. There are some fantastic bar scenes with some really rocking music, and I would love to find the soundtrack to this. This movie does resemble Eddie and the Cruisers, which I think hurt this movie with the critics. I am no critic, so therefore, I allowed myself to enjoy the ride...

- itsjustme2004, Tuesday, April 10, 2012

3 stars

Cast: Kevin Zegers, Jason Ritter, Taryn Manning, Lukas Haas, Peter Fonda, Lauren Holly, Kelly Lynch, Aimee Teegarden, Billy Dee Williams, Ruby Dee Director: Scott D. Rosenbaum Summary: After his second album fails, famous rocker Spyder returns to his hometown to lick his wounds. There, he reunites with his former best friend, a fellow musician, and soon the two set off on a road trip on historic Route 66 with a new band. My Thoughts: "The story is one of betrayal and regrets. Which is common in any Rock n' Roll story. It's not the best Rock n' Roll story I've seen but it's definitely better then some I've seen in the past. But anyone who is a music fan is going to check this film out. I actually enjoyed the story and how it was told. I love Kevin Zegers and Jason Ritter, I think they are two young stars who don't get enough credit for their work. I thought they were great in their roles and played off of each other well. Peter Fonda as August West was great as well and brought wisdom to these young rockers. There are a few great scenes in here, one being the blue's bar scene. The movie has a great soundtrack to boot. So see this if you get a chance."

- LWOODS04, Monday, February 6, 2012

4 stars

Not exactly original, but still a great piece with an awesome soundtrack and a fantastic performance by Jason Ritter. Kevin Zegers also does an okay job, at least when he's playing "Older Spyder".

- brentage5000, Saturday, March 31, 2012