Cale Bryant (Corbin Bleu) wants to get on the Grand National professional motocross racing team, and with his supportive single mom, Jeanette (Penelope Ann Miller), and sister, Bailey (Madison Pettis), behind him, Cale just might risk everything to do it. William Dear directs this drama that co-stars Matt Bellefleur as Cale's rival; Tegan Moss as Crystal, Cale's untrustworthy girlfriend; and Sandra Echeverria as Alex, his new love interest.
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- William Dear
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that coming-of-age sports drama Free Style is grittier than what tweens and teens who "met" star Corbin Bleu through the hit High School Musical movies might expect. Although there's little swearing ("dumba--" is as strong as it gets) and the romance is pretty tame (expect a bit of kissing and flirting), there's a brief scene of underage drinking, and the themes are more mature than tween-targeted Disney fare -- including financial struggles, family and friendship stress, and the challenges that can come with being biracial. The motocross races have a fair bit of action, with the main character and his rival performing some dangerous stunts in an effort to outdo each other.
- Sexual Content
- Couples kiss. Some close dancing at a teen party. Lots of flirting.
- Two friends have a shoving fight, and rivals on the track perform dangerous stunts to outrace each other. A teen damages another person's car in a moment of rage and gets in trouble with the cops. Also some taunting between competitors.
- A few words like "dumba--" come up, but otherwise it's fairly clean.
- Social Behavior
- A young man works around the clock to support his family and achieve his dreams of motocross victory. It's not always easy, but he soldiers on and learns some important lessons.
- Lots of motocross logos prominently featured, including Kawasaki and Honda.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- There's some underage drinking at a party the main character delivers pizza to (and then proceeds to walk around while looking for someone), but he doesn't partake.
- 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