The Rocker

9:00pm Tuesday, May 10 on F4

This comedy from The Full Monty director Peter Cattaneo stars Rainn Wilson as a man whose life has well and truly fallen apart. Twenty years previously, Robert “Fish” Fishman (Wilson) was heavy rock band Vesuvius’s drummer. But, when Vesuvius were offered a support slot for Whitesnake on the condition that they ditch their drummer, Fish soon found himself packing his sticks. Now, two decades on, he’s been sacked from his dead-end job, ditched by his girlfriend and forced to move into his sister’s attic. However, he unexpectedly – and unwittingly – gets another bite at stardom while preparing for a one-off gig with his 18-year-old nephew Josh’s (Matt Gadman) band. The only place Fish can find to rehearse in is very stuffy and humid, so – because he’s on his own – he chooses to play naked. But he doesn’t realise he’s being recorded. And when the film clip is posted on the web it goes viral…

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