"THE ROCKER," aka Robert "Fish" Fishman,
was the drummer for an eighties hair band. He was living the
rock 'n' roll dream... until he was kicked out of the group.
Twenty years later, the desperate rocker joins his nephew's
band, "A.D.D.," finally reclaiming the rock-god throne he's
always thought he deserved -- while taking his much younger
bandmates along for the ride of their lives.
In this rockin' mix of physical comedy, heart and garage
band/power rock/heavy metal music, "The Office's" Rainn
Wilson trades his paper company desk job for rock 'n' roll
fame, taking on the role of a big, sweaty, out-of-control -
and sometimes naked - drummer who gets a second chance at
rock superstardom. He's joined by Christina Applegate
("Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy"), Jeff Garlin
("Curb Your Enthusiasm"), Josh Gad ("21"), pop star Teddy
Geiger and Emma Stone ("Superbad").
When we first meet Fish, he and his bandmates from Vesuvius
are in full '80s glory - knocking out headbanging songs and
sporting big hair, scarves, and impossibly tight leather
pants. Just as Vesuvius is about to break big, Fish is
tossed out of the band. Flash-forward twenty years: the
ex-drummer extraordinaire, who lived, ate, breathed, slept -
and most of all, sweated - rock n' roll, works for an
insurance company and is living with his sister,
brother-in-law and nephew Matt.
In short, Fish is a broken man, stuck in a mid-life crisis.
But when he learns that Matt's band, A.D.D. is searching for
a new drummer, Fish volunteers - well, really, he begs - for
a shot. Fish is over two decades older than his bandmates,
yet somehow he completes A.D.D.: the brooding,
hair-in-the-face singer Curtis; the stiff-as-a-board
supernerd Matt; the ironic post-modern punk girl Amelia -
and now the ancient rocker, Fish.
Spurred by Fish's habit of rehearsing in the buff (and hip
new moniker "The Naked Drummer"), A.D.D. becomes an internet
sensation. They hit the road for their first big tour -
along with Curtis' mom, Kim, as a chaperon. But as Fish once
again lives the rock and roll life he thought was almost a
birthright, he begins a journey that will take him to a
place even he never thought possible: adulthood.
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