Rock'n Roll

2017 | France | NR | 123 min.


State Theatre Thu, Jul 27, 2017 9:00 PM
City Opera House Sat, Jul 29, 2017 3:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Foreign Fiction
Release Year:2017
Runtime:123 min.
Production Country:France
Original Language:French
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Guillaume Canet
Produced by:Alain Attal
Screenwriter:Guillaume Canet
Rodolphe Lauga
Philippe Lefebvre
Cinematography:Christophe Offenstein
Editing By:Hervè Deluze


Real-life couple Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet (who wrote and directed the film) play themselves in this loopy, zany, tongue-in-cheek satirical French comedy about aging in the limelight. They seem to have a perfect life: the renowned actors are beautiful, successful, and in love, have a delightful son and a great place to live. But no matter how perfect things look from the outside, everybody has their own anxieties, even movie stars. After a younger co-star tells Canet that he’s not cool anymore, he descends into a deep mid-life crisis, and the bottom quickly drops out. Dissecting masculinity, romance, success, and aging, using a veritable who’s who cast of French actors (most playing themselves), including Gilles Lellouche, Philippe Lefebvre, Camille Rowe, Yvan Attal, and the French Elvis, Johnny Hallyday, this side-splitting send-up of the film industry delivers some pointed social commentary as it makes you laugh.

Dennis Palmer (Sat)

Kitchen Choreography (Thu)
Dave & Vicki Borke and Fran & Dave Merrell (Sat)