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Prey for Rock and Roll (2003)

Cast: Gina Gershon, Gina Gershon, Drea de Matteo, more...
Director: Alex Steyermark, Alex Steyermark
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Studio: Lions Gate
Genre: Drama, Musicals
Running Time: 92 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Jacki (Gina Gershon, who also served as a producer) has always wanted to be a rock star. But after years of struggling to make it, she's turning 40, and she's thinking of giving it up. "Do you ever think about being 50 or 60 years old, hauling our gear around, passing out flyers, fighting with bookers, and still sweating around?" she asks her bandmates. Faith (Lori Petty), the talented lead guitarist, gives guitar lessons to hyperactive teens on the side. Faith is seriously involved with the much younger Sally (Shelly Cole of TV's Gilmore Girls), the band's good-natured drummer. Tracy (Drea de Matteo of HBO's The Sopranos), the bass player, is a trust-fund baby with a substance abuse problem and a manipulative lowlife boyfriend, Nick (Ivan Martin). Jacki's thoughts of quitting are put on hold when the band gets a shot at a recording contract for an independent label and a gig opening for X. Then Sally's big brother, Animal (Marc Blucas, formerly of TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer), arrives in town, fresh out of prison, and stirs up Jacki's romantic life. But when two tragic events shake the band, Jacki is again forced to consider finding something else to do with her life. Prey for Rock & Roll was written by Cheri Lovedog, based on her own experiences in the rock world. It was originally performed as a stage play at CBGB in New York. The stage production was directed by Robin Whitehouse, who gets a writing credit for the screenplay. The film marks the directorial debut of accomplished film music producer Alex Steyermark. It was shown at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival and the 2003 Tribeca Film Festival. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide

Special Features:

  • Director Commentary

GreenCine Member Reviews

it's been done before by mickeyd April 4, 2008 - 7:55 PM PDT
1 out of 2 members found this review helpful
Great movie,but................a total rip-off of a 1997 film called "Slaves To The Underground" Better acting, but basically the same story,with a few changes and a bigger budget. Both movies are good, but this should be considered a remake and not an original. Give credit where it is due.

Aging Rockers by talltale May 18, 2004 - 5:36 AM PDT
3 out of 4 members found this review helpful
PREY FOR ROCK AND ROLL is a good little melodrama about an aging rocker who's devoted her life to music and received little in the way of reward. Gina Gershon is in fine form as the lead singer, and so are Lori Petty, Shelly Cole and, to a lesser extent, Drea de Matteo as her back-ups. Marc Blucas does a nice job as the love interest; ditto Ivan Martin as the sleaze. But it's the non-pushy, naturalistic way the movie handles everything from age to rape, family life to the music scene that makes it seem so real--and so sad.

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