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Perfect Age of Rock N Roll (2009)

Jason Ritter , Peter Fonda , Scott Rosenbaum  |  R |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jason Ritter, Peter Fonda, Taryn Manning, Kevin Zegers, Lukas Haas
  • Directors: Scott Rosenbaum
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Entertainment One
  • DVD Release Date: November 8, 2011
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005GP7DZY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #201,502 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Spyder's (Kevin Zegers) debut album made him a world famous rockstar thanks to songs stolen from his childhood friend Eric Genson (Jason Ritter). But when his sophomore record flops, Spyder convinces his estranged partner to rekindle their songwriting magic, forcing them to confront their past and their future.

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Behind-the-Scenes Featurette, "Turn Me On" Music Video, Outtake Performances, Deleted Scenes, Promotional Spots

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost Perfect Rock 'n' Roll Movie December 10, 2011
What do rock stars have when the music's over? Memories, Rock `n' Roll movies all seem to be told in flashback, like life is a remembered act. "The Perfect Age of Rock `n' Roll" keeps up the tradition following in the footsteps and owing some of the plot to "Eddie and The Cruisers", "Almost Famous" and "The Doors".

Spyder (Kevin Zegers) is the lead singer of the band, The Lost Soulz, who had the biggest selling debut album of all time. The problem is he stole the songs on the album from his childhood friend Eric (Jason Ritter), and after the failure of his second album he goes back to childhood home and gets Eric to write new songs for The Lost Soulz next album. Eric agrees to write the songs on the condition that Spyder accompanies him on a trip cross country in the RV of August West (Peter Fonda, playing instead of a motorcycle guru which he's done in recent movies), a Rock `n' Roll guru and sage. Joining them on the trip is Rose (Taryn Manning) a former lover of Spyder's and record company flunky who is supposed to get Spyder to L.A. with his new hit album. On the road they run into old rivalries, new loves, and Spyder's Rock `n' Roll lifestyle.

Kevin Zegers and Jason Ritter are the focus of the movie and as their stories unfold give performances that are the pillar and main support of the movie. Peter Fonda gives a good performance, although he doesn't seem to be extending himself much, it seems he's relishing the roles of his late career as sort of counterculture guru and his presence is supposed to add that creditability. Billy Dee Williams in a short cameo literally phones in his performance as the big time record company executive wanting his promised new hit record.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Diamond in the rough... October 10, 2011
I saw this film in Dallas when it was in theaters, and I was both pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed it. As a huge music fan, I went in with my doubts and came out quite impressed. It's a great little indie film with a big cast and surprisingly big ambitions -- many of which it lives up to. It's also one of those rare films (certainly by today's standards) that requires a couple of viewings to fully grasp all its subtleties, which is why I will be buying it on DVD when it's released. I've read much of the on-line criticism by the mainstream critics and all I can say is, wow. I've always had a healthy measure of skepticism towards movie critics, but there may be no greater example of how out of touch with reality this group tends to be. There was harsh and undue treatment given to Perfect Age by the same critics who readily sit up and applaud, like trained seals, when Hollywood issues it's steady stream of regurgitated swill. The film's tremendous cast, their acting, the storytelling, soundtrack, surprising depth and of course the cameo appearance of blues legends combine to make this film a real gem. A diamond in the rough. Movie critics to me are on the same rung as politicians, bitter, untrustworthy, bought and paid for. Check it out and see if I'm wrong. I doubt it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Destined to be a classic! October 7, 2011
I had the opportunity to see this film when it was released in the theaters. I absolutely loved it! All the performances were outstanding, especially the three leads Jason Ritter, Kevin Zeggers and Taryn Manning. With solid supporting castmates Peter Fonda (C'mon the guy's a legend!) , Kelly Lynch and Lauren Holly, the actors really tell a great story. The overall tone and direction were spot on and I found myself loving every minute. This well crafted story deserves attention. Plus the music is kick ass, paying tribute to the Blues! A must have for any and all music and movie lovers alike!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than average rock 'n roll film! November 13, 2011
By Dee J.
This film had more depth and substance than I was expecting and was especially insightful into both the music business and the human psyche. Whomever did the makeup on Kevin Zegers (the "older" Spyder) did a terrific job; very believeable!

I especially enjoyed the music of the older bluesmen; some of whom are (already) no longer with us. I do wish Peter Fonda was given more of a role in the film.

Would have been better without all of the unnecessary use of the tobacco drug, but, otherwise, a film I would recommend to most of the adult audience out there!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Writer/Director Scott Rosenbaum recounts an oft told tale in his debut feature "The Perfect Age of Rock 'N' Roll." There are few character types more compelling than the aging musician riddled with self destructive tendencies. Living a life of excess certainly takes its toll and we've seen it in countless movies throughout time. And that's some of the problem with this film. Despite its earnestness and its appealing cast, you can't help but feel like you've been down this road before. In and of itself, that's fine. Movies often recycle themes and try to reinvent them in different ways. "Perfect Age," for me, just failed to break free of the genre trappings. It had an unyielding familiarity and every step of the journey followed expected pathways. For a movie about bad behavior, recriminations, and betrayal--the movie seemed relatively tame compared to some of its counterparts. Ultimately, it lacked that certain spark that might have distinguished it dramatically. Luckily, the movie boasts a solid soundtrack and the musical performances are certainly a highlight. And that is a critical element that helps the picture immensely.

The movie is structured in flashback as a reporter (Lukas Haas) is granted an exclusive interview with a former rock god (Kevin Zegers) who now lives in exile and solitude. There is some speculation about a missing album that shrouds the story like the mysterious cousin to "Eddie and the Cruisers," but that's really just a red herring that begins this story of friendship and betrayal. As the principle plot unravels in the flashback, we are introduced to Zegers who is already a troubled but successful artist. He reconnects with a childhood friend (Jason Ritter) who was responsible for writing much of the material that helped Zegers achieve his stardom.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Star performances from Kevin Zegers and Jason Ritter
I honest to god was really annoyed at the beginning, think9ing I was watching a movie about some irredeemable snotty rock star who hates everyone and is better that everyone. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Russell S
5.0 out of 5 stars Jason Rocks
I purchased this movie because I wanted to see if the late John Ritter's son was a good as his dad. He's a great actor. I enjoyed this movie. Read more
Published 2 months ago by BrownSugar
5.0 out of 5 stars Great R&R movie
Having lived through that period and sung in a garage band, I was able to relate to the story. Great acting, good story, fun for the whole family.
Published 7 months ago by dog-ma
5.0 out of 5 stars The best movie ever!!!!
It was amazing it was the best movie I've seen all year peter Fonda did great along with the rest of the cast like Kevin and Jason
Published 8 months ago by ashley
4.0 out of 5 stars Liked the movie, quick delivery.
I bought this movie after seeing it on Netflix Instant View so that I could check out special features. Unfortunately I cracked the disc trying to get it out of the case...My bad.
Published 22 months ago by R. Byers
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Music Film
I had seen some of the negative reviews by critics so was prepared to be disappointed.

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Published on December 18, 2011 by M. Reid
5.0 out of 5 stars A real surprise for me, thx
Excellent movie & actors, a real surprise for me, thx. I just picked this up had not heard about it and was very surprised, great movie. Read more
Published on November 26, 2011 by Debbie
5.0 out of 5 stars Must See for anyone who loves Classic Rock
I have seen the movie several times now. The movie catches your attention from start to finish. The ending makes you think. Great cast and Taryn Manning's body is insane. Read more
Published on November 22, 2011 by MICHAEL SCHILLING
5.0 out of 5 stars The reality of a rock star life
Having worked with several musicians over the past few years, this film is a great depiction of the "not so glamorous" reality of being a rising rock star. Read more
Published on October 11, 2011 by Virginia
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Age Review
I watched (August 6, 2011 On Demand not this feed) the "Perfect Age of Rock n Roll" and thought it was a very good movie. Read more
Published on October 10, 2011 by The Terpack King
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