Screened Out – Rock the Kasbah

By : Stephen Miller
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Bill Murray, Zooey Deschanel, Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Leem Lubany, Scott Caan, Danny McBride

There are several charming bits in the comedy Rock the Kasbah. They pass like mere mirages, because there are no engrossing characters or riveting plot at the center. This is how lack of focus and pacing can suck a solid concept dry.

The combination should’ve been refreshing. Beloved Bill Murray leads a crew of solid comic actors in an intriguing setting – mostly in war-torn Afghanistan. The movie also touts a rock-n-roll sensibility, a rebellion that never comes to fruition.

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