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|Prey for Rock Roll|
Actors: Gina Gershon, Lori Petty, Marc Blucas, Drea De Matteo, Shelly Cole
Director: Alex Steyermark
Genres: Drama, Music Video & Concerts
The clam dandys are 4 struggling la rockers who after years of playing the sunset strip are waiting for their big break. Then they finally get the call. With the possibility of a record contract on the table they quickly l... more »
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Keith A. (Keefer522)
Reviewed on 5/23/2013...
A super hot Gina Gershon stars in this gritty dramedy (based on a stage play) as the leader of a struggling all-girl punk rock band who begins to have doubts about her dedication to "the dream" of rock stardom as she approaches her 40th birthday. Gina gets to show off her singing chops and gets able support from co-stars Lori "Tank Girl" Petty, Drea "Sopranos" DeMatteo and Marc "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Blucas. As an added bonus, the songs by the fictional band "Clam Dandy" are actually pretty good! An underrated indie flick which doesn't flinch from the underside of rock n' roll, worth a look.
Meg B. (Megatron)
Reviewed on 6/29/2009...
Phenomenal! Hot, exciting, and emotional; this movie just rocks. This was a role made for Gina Gershon to play. If you want more decent girl-band movies, also see El Calentito, Down & Out with the Dolls, and Bandits (1999 German film, not the cruddy 2001 American effort with Mr. Willis and Mr. Billy Bob).
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Moonlight Graham | Chicago, Illinois United States | 03/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What happens when you have a dream, you go for it...and you come up short? This film is a realistic portrayal of the nitty-gritty, dark underbelly of the rock scene. Jacki (Gina Gershon) is an aging rock star with real-life problems...should she keep pursuing the dream and be a 60-year old wanna-be rock star? Or is it time to stop? The movie also shows the consequences your decisions can have on your friends. Gina Gershon give a powerhouse performance hear, even signing all the vocals, and is just flat-out spectacular.As for the quality of the DVD...the movie appears to have been filmed digitally and the picture quality is excellent for a small-budget film such as this one. The sound is great as well. I just wish there were more extras on the making of the movie & perhaps some raw footage of Gina singing."
Kimmer | CT USA | 11/16/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Well, I really wanted to like this film. The premise is good and we need a film like this but unfortunately this one didn't do it for me. Gina is good in it - she's sassy and tough, with smartass comeback lines and cool hair but her singing was forced. In fact, the IFC documentary "Rocked! With Gina Gershon" (in which she really tours with a real band to promote PFR&R) had her singing much better and believable. The energy of the band was exciting too. As one of the reviews above noted, there is much "forced melodrama" here and cliches abound. Even her fake tattoos look fake. (If she's suppose to be a tattoo artist she wouldn't have ones that look like they were just stamped on with no style or connection to each other) What she does to Tracy's boyfriend is pretty cool though...
All in all, the actors were good but they didn't have much to work with. Too bad..."
Riot grrl turning Riot mom rocks
Golgothica | Portland, OR | 03/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Beyond the fact that Gina is always ever so hot, this movie is perfect aging bio for Riot grrl and punk rockers slowly creeping into middle age. The music reminds me of L7, X, and Bikini Kill and the parts all fit on wanting to live a dream til it almost gets lost in the BS of industry. I recommend this to all you aging punkers or anyone that has always liked lori petty and gina."