KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Tom Cruise tries to rock the house as Stacee Jaxx, in the new musical Rock of Ages.
This rock n' roll story is based on the off-Broadway musical.
It's about Sherrie, a small town girl who meets up with a city boy Drew, on the sunset strip.
Together they dive into the 1987 local rock scene.
This is where Sherrie is swept off her feet by rock star Jaxx (Cruise).
Rock of Ages is all about the musical numbers.
The story is told through hard-rocking songs from Dep Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Bon Jovi, Poison and others.
The movie also has a very strong cast.
Big names like Alec Baldwin, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bryan Cranston and Russel Brand fill the dance floor.
Remember, Zeta-Jones ran the show back in 2002 as Velma Kelly in the Oscar winning film Chicago.
However, the talent goes further than the acting.
Emmy nominated choreographer and director Adam Shankman is the man behind this movie.
His resume reel includes; A Walk to Remember, Hairspray, and a few episodes of Glee.
"We're never making fun of the period. We're never making fun of the music. It is all tribute, honor, and loving embrace", said Shankman.
Even if Cruise dressed as a raging rock star scares most of you, at least there's Shankman, a man who can turn rags into riches.
Rock of Ages won't be no. 1 this weekend.
But if you want to hear some sweet-swinging music, you'll want to see this one.
Rock of Ages is rated PG-13 for s exual content, suggestive dancing, some heavy drinking, and language
Runtime: 2 hours and 3 minutes.
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