ROCK STAR (2001) GO!, 10.45PM, M, COMEDY
Dim but energetic parable of a heavy-metal fan whose ultimate dream comes true. Mark Wahlberg plays said character (not far off the tone-deaf Dirk Diggler character he played in Boogie Nights), an all-American mummy’s boy who is catapulted into stardom when invited to replace the frontman of his favourite band. Jennifer Aniston plays the putupon high school sweetheart who observes his pathetic downward spiral into sex, drugs and … you get the picture. Rarely rising above the bogus level
Hair-raising: Steve Carell in The 40-Year-OldVirgin.