Rock the Kasbah :- Watch Rock the Kasbah on Youtube on Fire, A down-on-his-luck music manager discovers a teenage girl with an extraordinary voice while on a music tour in Afghanistan and takes her to Kabul to compete on the popular television show, Afghan Star.Bill Murray gives a decent performance as a talent manager stuck in Afghanistan when he discovers the talent of a young woman and literately changes the face of Afghan Television. The film is somewhat based on a real life event about a woman who song on a poplar TV show in her country when this sort of thing is not allowed. You’d think having Murray in a movie would automatic make it Hysterical. After all, I’ve seen films were this man makes a cameo and it’s the funnest moment in the movie. Definitely not the case with Rock the Kasbah. It has great jokes and fun moments but they are far too distant from one another to be effective in the movie. What’s worse is that they try to use comedy to send a message, and it fails miserably, to the point of embarrassment of how an American film just mismanaged someone else’s culture. Should I even mention that Bruce Willis and Kate Hudson are in it? Really does not matter cause they really did nothing in the movie, which is a shame cause I don’t recall if Willis and Murray ever did a film together. The bigger shame is actually Zooey Deschanel, who I was hoping would mesh well with Murray’s comic chops to make some entertaining screen time, but it did not. Bill Murray’s Bill Murray and he did good with what he was given, but what he was given was poor, making the movie mediocre. This movie will be horrible for people who expect every movie to be like Independence Day, The Martian and Star Wars. This isn’t a block buster. It’s a simple movie about a simple story with a raw cut feel. There are no fiery explosions. It’s an interesting story with characters that are cliché but real cliché. Bill Murray gave a good performance and it wasn’t phoned in. I enjoyed it. It felt to me like a 2nd (and better) attempt at a Lost in Translation type story. My guess is that most people will want to catch this on Netflix or On-Demand, which is fine. There is no particular reason to see this on the big screen, but it is a decent film to watch.
Rock the Kasbah on YoutubeonFire :-
Comedy, Music, War
Release: 23 October 2015 (USA)
IMDB Rating: 5.5/10
Director: Barry Levinson
Stars: Bill Murray, Leem Lubany, Zooey Deschanel