Prey for Rock & Roll
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Jacki (Gina Gershon, who also served as a producer) has always wanted to be a rock star. But after years of struggling to make it, she's turning 40, and she's thinking of giving it up. "Do you ever think about being 50 or 60 years old, hauling our gear around, passing out flyers, fighting with bookers, and still sweating around?" she asks her bandmates. Faith (Lori Petty), the talented lead guitarist, gives guitar lessons to hyperactive teens on the side. Faith is seriously involved with the much younger Sally (Shelly Cole of TV's Gilmore Girls), the band's… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film has its sensibilities in the right place."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"A rock drama that's hung over with inauthenticity."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"Too bad the music sucks and the tale's flat as a board."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"Gershon is the only reason to watch the film."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Edgy, intense, and thoroughly engaging. What makes this movie work is Gina Gershon - the movie rests squarely on her shoulders and she never gives a false note."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone,
"Aside from Ms. Gershon's performance (none of the other cast members actually played), there's little to elevate the music -- or the movie -- above cliché."
‑ Gary Dowell, Dallas Morning News
"It's a raw and raucous rock story that, for once, gets the big picture and the small details right."
‑ Loren King, Chicago Tribune
"There's a sharp sense of honest rock-chick energy that draws us into this film, even when its story takes a few overwrought and melodramatic turns."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Too much of a morbid soap opera to be any fun or truly dramatic."
‑ Paul Sherman, Boston Herald
"Why isn't Gina Gershon a bigger star?"
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"Played with the right combination of weariness and optimism by Gina Gershon, Jacki will be recognizable to any woman who has ever strapped on a guitar and plugged in, as well as to those of us who have encountered her."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"An ingratiatingly scrappy little movie."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Cult favorite Gina Gershon is at the top of her smart, snarly game..."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"While it gets a good deal of the background right, the picture stumbles in the dramatic department."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"Despite all its angst and bitterness, Prey doesn't convey the pure appreciation of rock 'n' roll that goofy Jack Black embodies in School."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
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