When Robert "Fish" Fishman (Rainn Wilson), a washed-up drummer from a 1980s supergroup, reluctantly accepts a gig on the skins in his nephew's high school band, he discovers that his dreams of rock 'n' roll stardom haven't completely died. Can he take his new band, A.D.D., all the way to the top? Christina Applegate, Josh Gad, Jane Lynch and Emma Stone co-star in this lighthearted comedy from director Peter Cattaneo.
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- Peter Cattaneo
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- DVD and Blu-ray
PG-13Drug and sexual references, nudity and language
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access
Color; interactive menus; scene access; director's commentary; audio commentary; deleted scenes; gag reel; additional featurettes.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this comedy -- which stars Rainn Wilson of the popular sitcom The Office and singer Teddy Geiger -- has a tween-targeted marketing campaign and is likely to appeal to kids 10 and up. The jokes tend to be of the slapstick/physical variety, but there are occasional strong words like "s--t" and "bitch," a couple of kisses, and several references to "scoring" with the opposite sex. But as summer comedies go, this one is fairly tame.
- Sexual Content
- Several discussions about "scoring" and "getting tail," references to "MILFs," etc. Groupies with visible cleavage ask to have their chests autographed. Several women flirt with Curtis. There are a few kisses, but nothing too passionate. Fish sits naked in front of a Web cam (a food box blocks the more sensitive bits).
- Fish beats up a co-worker, trashes a hotel room, drunkenly hurls himself off a roof, and threatens to hurt the band Vesuvius.
- Occasional use of words like "ass," "a--hole," "bitch," and "s--t."
- Social Behavior
- Fish encourages the kids to lie to their parents, steals his sister's van, and acts wildly. But it's all pretty tame, and he finally "grows up" by the end of the movie. The teenagers learn to take risks to follow their dreams.
- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a Zildjian drum kit, the Guitar Hero video game, Toyota Corolla, Mac laptops, and several camera phones are all featured in the film.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Various adults drink at bars, parties, and -- in the case of one musician -- straight from the bottle.
- 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