Teenage Tommy McAlpine (Luke Arnold) spends his life helping run his family's sheep station in the Australian outback and playing soccer to make his father (Timothy Hutton) happy. But his real dream is to make it big in the music world. When he runs afoul of the law, he finds a silver lining in a community service sentence. In time, Tommy is transforming a group of inmates into a world-class choir. Alexa Vega co-stars in this family-friendly drama.
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- Dagen Merrill
PGParental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
English SDHClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this coming-of-age story about a teen who finally pursues his love for conducting and music is lukewarm at best. It has much of the necessary elements for a tearjerker -- determined lead character, tragedy, a common goal set by underdogs -- but it's so formulaic it doesn't make that much of an impression. It's pretty wholesome, though: no swearing, very little romancing, and surprisingly no edge for a movie about convicts.
- Sexual Content
- Nothing racy. Sweet flirtation and a tender kiss.
- Barely registers. Prisoners shown in handcuffs and shackles; discussion of prison life.
- A character calls another "creepo."
- Social Behavior
- A young woman discovers that her prejudices about prisoners aren't well-founded. The film strives to show that the incarcerated have hopes, dreams, and fears, too.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it