Detroit Rock City (1999)

ADAM RIFKIN

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1999.  New Line Cinema, Takoma Entertainment Group, Base 12 Productions, KISS Nation, Corrupter Production Service Ltd..  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .  

Teen comedy that tries to capitalize on heavy metal band KISS nostalgia but ends up being too silly for anyone over fifteen to watch (though the heavy language and sexual situations might make it inappropriate for viewers of that age).  and friends are huge KISS fans and high school stoners in the late seventies whose dream is to make it to the big Detroit concert that the band is scheduled to appear at. When one of their mothers () discovers their tickets to the concert, she burns them in a Christian rage, hoping to stop them from going but only giving them the inspiration to persevere.  For a while it’s pretty funny, not to mention the fact that these big losers are quite appealing, but Adam Rifkin’s direction is too amateurish.

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