Despite the gruelling, against-all-odds implications of the DVD's title, Lotusland lads Rooney are not a) a balls-out cock rock crew or b) underdogs who had to claw their way up from the bottom. No, sir, the mop-topped nü wave boy band are just a bunch of regular California dudes who got boosts from both the fact that their frontman's brother is Jason Schwartzman (of Phantom Planet, Coppola clan and Wes Anderson fame) and that they showed up on The O.C. You don't learn either of those details from this concert-flick-cum-behind-the-scenes-tour, though. Instead, we see Rooney chillin', playing chess, strumming acoustic guitars on the bus and hamming it up in staged group urinal shots. The members take turns recounting their band's brief and generally unremarkable history, as well as showing us their jobs when not on the road. (One guy is a very good pool cleaner.) Oh, and there are four music videos as well. The combo of Super-8 film, video and decent concert footage adds nice aesthetic variety, and cuz drummer Ned Brower served as co-director, you do feel the boys are pretty candid. I still can't figure out how the middling power pop posse is huge enough to pack L.A.'s Wiltern Theatre.