From director Sean Baker and starring Simon Rex, Bree Elrod and Suzanna Son.
The film world was buzzing after the premiere of Sean Baker's "Red Rocket" at the Cannes Film Festival in July, and soon, everyone will be able to watch the critically acclaimed dramedy when it hits our screens on January 6. The upcoming feature comes from the mind of "The Florida Project" director Sean Baker and stars actor, comedian, and rapper Simon Rex as a former adult film star trying to make a fresh start when he returns to his Texas hometown.
Writer-director Sean Baker's audacious new film starring Simon Rex in a magnetic, live-wire performance is a darkly, funny and humane portrait of a uniquely American hustler and a hometown that barely tolerates him.
The Hollywood Reporter's awards columnist believes that lead actor Simon Rex and supporting actress Suzanna Son, who both have compelling personal narratives and give standout performances in the film, are likely to contend for end-of-the-year accolades. Hollywood Reporter
Critics are saying...
“…a star-making role that could spark a career renaissance.” Screen Daily
“This is vivid, real-life film-making, without the need of an epic budget.” The Guardian
“Simon Rex Is Sensational in Red Rocket” Vanity Fair
“Sean Baker Gives Simon Rex His Own 'Uncut Gems' in Hypnotising Drama About a Con Artist" Collider
"Unfailingly hilarious." RogerEbert.com
"Utterly singular." IndieWire
"Simon Rex is sensational!" Vanity Fair
"A thrillingly unpredictable high-wire act of a film." Artform
"An absolute blast." Film
"One of the best films of the year." Variety
“Had an absolute blast with this. @SimonRex’s performance was energetically natural and a wonderful reminder of his charisma. Put him in the Best Actor conversation….. A 2021 fave." AU Review