Based on the autobiographical play by Cheri Lovedog, Prey for Rock & Roll is episodic and ultimately unsatisfying as a narrative, but makes up for it with a lot of heart and energy. The question being explored is a difficult one: what about all of the artists who are talented, dedicated, and who aren't going to make it? On the eve of her 40th birthday, Gina Gershon's Jacki re-examines her life and her choices as her girlfriend walks out on her. She's put her career, such as it is, ahead of their relationship one too many times. Her band, the Clam Dandies, has been playing LA's rock clubs for years without ever getting a record deal, and the fact that the opportunity has largely passed them by weighs heavy on all of them. The club scene rogues' gallery includes Laura Petty's Faith, a guitar teacher by day; her much-younger girlfriend Sally (Shelly Cole); and Drea de Matteo's Tracy, a trust-fund kid on the rapid decline. The music they make together is fun and energetic but it isn't going to make anybody famous, though that seems like it's almost beside the point. As Jacki puts it, she can either be a bitter rock chick who's in a band, or be a bitter rock chick who's not in a band, and that's not a hard choice at all. The performances throughout are solid and the tech specs (this was an early entry in the Digital Acquisition trend) are where they belong. If you know the rock n' roll club scene (in probably any city in America, at least), this will probably resonate. Whether or not you enjoy it will probably depend on where you are, in that scene.