Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that, like High School Musical before it, this is a cute, upbeat musical comedy that tweens will be dying to see (thanks in no small part to a) Disney's massive marketing campaign and b) the fact that all three Jonas Brothers are in it). More jaded older kids may not entirely buy the movie's squeaky-clean version of teen life, but younger kids will love it -- and they'll get plenty of positive messages about believing in yourself and being who you are in between the catchy songs. Some characters do things that are clearly wrong -- lying, treating other people poorly, acting selfishly -- but they all learn their lesson in the end. Expect some flirting and a couple of near kisses (again, just like HSM).
Many of the girls are ga-ga for rock star Shane Gray. Shane and Mitchie flirt and look intensely into each other's eyes, but that's about as racy as it gets.
A few pratfalls and some shouting matches.
Words like "jerk," "stupid," "loser," and "shut up" are used infrequently.
Strong, frequently reiterated positive messages about believing in yourself and being who you are.
The movie is part of an enormous marketing campaign.
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