Prey for Rock and Roll

Year: 2003
Director: Alex Steyermark
Cast: Gina Gershon, Lori Petty
The last line in the film is "I'm in a rock band, and you know what, it's fucking cool." That sums up the movie. Despite her highest profile gig being the embarrassing Showgirls, Gina Gershon is a quite natural actress with a rebellious and somewhat cheeky presence and carries off the type of character she plays in this film really well.

Almost forty and having been waiting for years to hit the big time along with the friends with whom she forms a hard rock LA band, Jacky (Gershon) is feeling disillusioned with life. The films takes a day-in-the-life-of approach, tracking the trials and tribulations of life for the four girls (including drugs, rape, falling in something like love, premature death and ageing) as they get their biggest chance in years with a potentially starmaking gig.

When all's said and done, despite everything they've been through, Jacky comes to the ultimate realisation with little pomp and pageantry, and despite some preachiness at times, it's a great little story, well executed and performed about the sort of rockers we should see more of instead of the pre-packaged Big Media musical product (male and female).

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