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The Rocker is a 2008 comedy starring {{Rainn Wilson}} as "Robert 'Fish' Fishman" the drummer for the band Vesuvius. However, when Vesuvius betrays him for a chance to hit the big time, he swears to become bigger than they've ever been...

Twenty years later, his life is down the drain, he's living with his sister, and drumming brings him pain. But when he gets one last chance to live the dream, will he become a rock star, or will he finally be forced to grow up?

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!This Film provides examples of the following Tropes:
* AllDrummersAreAnimals: Fish, very much so. Sticks, not so much.
* AsHimself: Pete Best
* BerserkButton: Vesuvius is Fish's.
* BritishRockStar: All of Vesuvius act like this post-fame, complete with [[FakeBrit fake British accents]]. Their new drummer Sticks actually is British, though.
* [[spoiler: CorruptCorporateExecutive]]: Both the guy from the record label in the beginning, and [[spoiler: the one who signs them later on.]]
* DawsonCasting: Matt, Curtis, and Amelia fall into this. Although Curtis and Amelia's actors, Teddy Geiger and Emma Stone were less than two years out of high school at the time. Matt, on the other hand fits the trope to a T with his actor, Creator/JoshGad being in his twenties at the time.
* FanDisservice: Fish as The Naked Drummer.
* GroinAttack: When Fish throws the TV out the window.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: After being fired from the band, Fish uses his [[InstrumentOfMurder drumsticks]] to attack their fleeing van.
* MemeticMutation: {{In-Universe}} example. [[spoiler: The Naked Drummer video goes viral, which causes their song to become a hit, and them to get signed for a record deal.]]
* NakedPeopleAreFunny
* OutsideRide: Fish atop Vesuvius' van while they try to escape his wrath.
* ThePeteBest: Fish. The TropeNamer Also Has A Cameo.
* TheStoic: Amelia never smiles. [[spoiler: Except at the end, of course.]]
* TakeThat: When Vesuvius gets caught [[spoiler: lip syncing in concert]]
-->"We've got an Music/AshleeSimpson situation here."
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Fish pukes in his hand out of nervousness when he's about to play the drums for the first time in twenty years.
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