A great movie is the one that makes you think; often disruptive, and leaves a message that you will take away with you. Rock on, sure, has those elements in it. Strip the movie off all glitters; what remains is a journey that happens to all of us. A passion fired up by raging youth; undue emotions bumping into the way at the time when the success is just a few yards away; premature death of a dream for reasons so trivial that you realize much later when it's too late. and not often, unlike the characters in Rock On, you get a second chance to realize your dreams, right????