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The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll (2009)

R | | Drama, Music | April 2009 (USA)
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A rock star retreats to his hometown after his sophomore album flops.


(as Scott Rosenbaum)


(screenplay), (as Scott Rosenbaum)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Clifton Hangar
Old Spyder / Spyder
Eric Genson
Fashion Jones
Max Rosenbaum ...
Little Girl
Liza Genson
Annie Genson
Rose Atropos
Chip Genson
Craig Snitkoff ...
Young Eric Genson
August West
Hawks Lead Singer
Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal ...
Hawks Guitarist
Hawks Drummer


A rock star retreats to his hometown after his sophomore album flops.

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Drama | Music

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Rated R for language throughout, drug use, some sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »


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April 2009 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


In this movie, Lukas Haas plays "Clifton Hanger" which is the name the late Grateful Dead keyboardist Brent Midland used when he checked into hotels. 'Peter Fonda' plays "August West" which is a character in the Grateful Dead song "Wharf Rat." See more »


Rose Atropos: If I didn't love the music, man, I wouldn't be here
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Train Kept a Rollin'
Written by Tiny Bradshaw, HOWIE KAY and Sydney Nathan
Performed by Sugar Blue, Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith, Bob Stroger
Vocals: Kevin Zegers, Jason Ritter
Produced by Andrew Hollander
By arrangement with BUG MUSIC INC.
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rambling meandering road trip
5 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

Clifton Hangar (Lukas Haas) interviews reclusive rock star Spyder (Kevin Zegers) in Oyster Bay, Long Island. Twenty year earlier, Spyder returns to Oyster Bay after a disastrous sophomore album. His old bandmate Eric Genson (Jason Ritter) is an unhappy school teacher. Eric is not eager to rejoin Spyder's band. Eric's father was a rock legend. Rose Atropos (Taryn Manning) is Spyder's manager. August West (Peter Fonda) is their driver. They have two weeks before the label drops them. Eric wants Spyder to write their own material rather than stealing. They drive off on a cross-country tour in an Airstream RV back to L.A.

This is a string of lifeless rehash of rock road movie scenes. If you can survive that far, I like the blues bar and the music is cool there. However, these are shells of characters. They are not compelling and they're not in a compelling story. It's a bunch of aimless lifeless characters in a rambling story meandering across the country.

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