A wannabe lead singer gets to live his wildest dream when he's whisked from anonymity to being the front man for the enormously popular band he worships. But he soon discovers that life in the fast lane isn't what he expected.
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- Stephen Herek
RRestricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; making-of featurette; trailer; feature-length commentary by director Stephen Herek and writer John Stockwell; gag reel; cast/director film highlights; Steel Dragon "We All Die Young" club reel.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie is rated R for very strong language, nudity, explicit sexual situations (including group sex and bisexual encounters), and abuse of every kind of licit and illicit substance (even hotel room furniture). Many characters give the finger. There's an explicit close-up of a very unhygienic nipple-piercing. A gay character is insulted and fired from his job. The overall message is that the sex-drugs-and-rock-and-roll lifestyle is empty and destructive, but not unappealing, for a short time anyway. Interestingly, there is some suggestion that it is a cynical marketing strategy, though that appears to be rationalization. One nice shift from the usual format for this kind of movie is that Chris has parents who are entirely loving and supportive of his passion for metal, and genuinely enjoy the music themselves.
- Sexual Content
- Sexual references and situations, including groupies.
- Some tense moments, explicit nipple-piercing scene.
- Very strong language.
- Social Behavior
- Not applicable
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Drug use, drinking, and smoking.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it