Boy meets girl, they rock each other’s world, and it’s all done to the tune of the 1980s L.A. rock scene in … “Rock of Ages.”
This rags-to-riches rock ‘n’ roll musical is set mostly in a music club on Sunset Strip. A lot of the entertainment, with some energetic musical numbers, includes several big names (Tom Cruise, Russell Brand and Alec Baldwin.) The two leads are Diego Boneta, as a bartender, and Julianne Hough, as a naive kid just off the bus from the Midwest. They prove that they too can sing covers of ’80s rock classics.
Basically the film is a set of songs linked together by a very weak story line (so as not to fool you into thinking you are watching a large-scale cover band concert). Honestly, it’s not a good