Rock of Ages (12A)
Dir: Adam Shankman
With: Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough
Running time: 123 minutes
IT'S hard to know what's more astonishing in this baggy adaptation of the hit musical: Tom Cruise playing a leather-trousered rock god or Russell Brand's attempt at a Brummie accent. Whatever, it's wall-to-wall Cheddar and big hair as a small-town girl arrives in LA with a pocketful of dreams. Shamelessly toe-tapping stuff for those who like that sort of thing, with the added bonus of Alec Baldwin in funny mode as a nightclub boss. Word to the parental wise: racier than you might expect.
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