Rock the Kasbah (2015) – Movie Review

February 13, 2016 1:45 am by
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Overview

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.

Cast

  • Bill Murray - Richie Lanz
  • Bruce Willis - Bombay Brian
  • Kate Hudson - Merci
  • Zooey Deschanel - Ronnie

Director

  • Barry Levinson

Review

Murray gives a vintage performance and the scenes with McBride provide a few chuckles; ol greedy Willis is in there but doesn’t offer anything memorable. A so so flick but Murray makes it worth a watch and I’m not sure how insulting it is to Afghans. Life through the Hollywood lens often looks past cultural protocol and disfigures reality so Western audiences can compute.

Murrays ace though.

2.5 Stars (2.5 / 5)

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