How can I enjoy this movie -- when I have such disdain for so much of its music? And yet I did. I had a lot more fun watching Rock of Ages than I expected to; I also resented how much I enjoyed it, as a light, funny spoof of a bygone era.
Bruce made it possible to believe that we could find meaning, feel love and snatch pleasure from pain. The gospels of contemporary culture have similar messages but are delivered with whimsy, finesse and media savvy.