The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll

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The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll
The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll (movie poster).jpg
Directed byScott Rosenbaum
Produced byJoseph White
Neil Carter
Mike Ellis
Written byScott Rosenbaum
Screenplay byScott Rosenbaum & Jasin Cadic
StarringKevin Zegers
Jason Ritter
Peter Fonda
Taryn Manning
Lauren Holly
Release date
  • April 2009 (2009-04) (Newport Beach)
  • August 5, 2011 (2011-08-05) (United States)
CountryUnited States

The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll is a music-themed drama film starring Kevin Zegers and Jason Ritter and directed by Scott Rosenbaum. The screenplay was written by Scott Rosenbaum and Jasin Cadic. The film is set to be released On-Demand & in limited theatrical release on August 5, 2011.


According to rock and roll lore, age twenty-seven is a fateful milestone laced with tragic deaths, the 27 Club including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and Brian Jones, all shooting stars who were felled in their prime by drugs and fame.[citation needed] In this film, childhood friends come face to face with the demons of rock and roll (lust, drugs, and passion) on a cross-country road trip that compels them to face their past, present, and future. Rocker Spyder (Kevin Zegers), whose debut album was a huge hit saw his follow-on album bomb, causing him to retreat to his small hometown and give up. Seven years later, 27-year-old Spyder reconnects with his long-lost best friend and writer of his debut album Eric (Jason Ritter), son of a late great punk rock guitar legend, who has long settled into the sedate life of a suburban middle school music teacher. The reunion forces the two to recall their youthful ambitions and re-examine the choices they've made.


The film also featured appearances by rocker Billy Morrison and blues musicians Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Bob Stroger and Sugar Blue.[1]


Production took place in New Jersey, New York City and Los Angeles.[1]


Rotten Tomatoes reported that none of the 14 critics who reviewed this film gave it a positive review, with an average rating of 2.7/10.[2]


  1. ^ a b Tatiana Siegel (2008-06-04). "Zegers ready to 'Rock' with Ritter". Variety. Retrieved 2008-08-01.
  2. ^ "The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2011-09-12.

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