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I saw a trailer for a film before the movie 'Moonrise Kingdom'. If I'm remembering correctly, the movie was about an aging band that was going to hang it up after one last tour. The movie seemed more like a drama than a comedy. It looked very interesting but I never heard anything about it again.

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Is it Still Crazy, From Wikipedia synopsis -

Still Crazy is a 1998 British comedy film about a fictional 1970s rock band named "Strange Fruit", who, after being split up for two decades, are persuaded to get back together to perform at a reunion of the same concert venue where they played their last gig. The film focuses on the personal lives of the band members and those closest to them, and their individual experiences with approaching middle-age and the success that eluded them.

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Weird to have that trailer (because of its age) before Moonrise Kingdom. (Was the first thing I thought too, but the age made me forgo submitting it as an answer.) Maybe it was in a cool arthouse theater. –  Meat Trademark Jan 29 at 6:06
    
@MeatTrademark don't know any significance of Moonrise Kingdom refrense here in the question. –  Ankit Sharma Jan 29 at 6:08
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Moonrise Kingdom came out in 2012. It seems weird to play a trailer for a movie from 1998 before it. It's not "coming soon to theaters" like most trailers. That Tom Cruise movie Rock of Ages came out in 2012 (but I don't know the plot or if it fits). Usually trailers try to sell upcoming releases, not remind you of 14 year-old movies. –  Meat Trademark Jan 29 at 6:15
    
@MeatTrademark you can go for Wikipedia summary for Rock of Ages to confirm. –  Ankit Sharma Jan 29 at 6:22
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Meh. I know, but I don't care enough. Tom Cruise just bugs me. :) –  Meat Trademark Jan 29 at 6:50
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Was it Anvil: The Story of Anvil? Sounds like the same premise:

At 14, best friends Robb Reiner and Lips made a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal, " influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, despite never hitting the big time. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now in their fifties, set off to record their 13th album in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dreams.

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"Not Fade Away" was a dramatic film about a band that came out shortly after "Moonrise Kingdom," but wasn't about a middle-aged band. It could be understandably thought as such because a minor role by James Gandolfini was marketed more predominately than his role was in the film:

On a train, Keith and Mick chat about the blues and the Rolling Stones are born. Douglas and Joe chat in front of a New Jersey music store, and a band is born: as Douglas's sister tells us, it's one of many that don't make it. We follow Douglas from high school (1963-64), when he sees himself as a loser, into the band, playing drums and singing backup - then as the front man. There are tensions, a breakup, an audition in front of a major player, and decisions. Douglas pursues Grace, a country-club gal with hip sensibilities who believes in him. There's also his father, working class, wanting Douglas to apply himself as he watches his own life fill with regrets.

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