From the director of Hairspray comes another stage-to-screen adap., this one about the 'golden age' of heavy metal - 1987.
It's like a hair-metal episode of Glee, unfortunately capped off with an over-used Don't Stop Believin', which has surely gone from obscure non-hit to anthem-for-everything in the last few years.
That said, the musical numbers are pretty awesome. Tom Cruise has a surprisingly effective and fitting voice for his role as a sort of Axl Rose rock god who's too lazy to contribute to anything. The lead girl (who I'd never heard of) pissed on everyone from a great height with her pipes, probably even making the likes of Lea Michele look like an amateur. Mary J. Blige's role is entirely superfluous, as is a lot of what happens in the script.
Apparently it's tanking in the US and it's not difficult to see why, it's very threadbare, but if you like the nostalgic age of American commercial rock (Journey, Starship, Bon Jovi, Pat Benetar, REO Speedwagon etc...) then it's worth a squizz.