Despite what the title may depict, Roadie is not a film that involves the glamour of a rock and roll lifestyle (nor is it the 1980 film staring Meatloaf). In fact, it barely depicts rock and roll at all. Instead Roadie captures the chewed up and spat out product of the rock and roll industry in the form of the comically named, main protagonist, Jimmy Testegross.
Set in Queens, the movie centers around the thirty-something has-been who arrives home after being fired following a long and thankless stint as roadie for the real life band, Blue Oyster Cult. It is set over the course of twenty four hours and follows Jimmy coming to terms with the loss of his job in a manner that somewhat resembles the five stages of grief.