Geek Charming

2011 TV-G 1h 37m DVD

Geek Charming

2011 TV-G 1h 37m DVD
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High school geek and filmmaker wannabe Josh clashes with popular diva Dylan when he makes her the subject of his documentary. But as they work together, they form an unlikely bond, and Dylan gains a new perspective on geeks -- and life.
Sarah Hyland, Matt Prokop, Jordan Nichols, Vanessa Morgan, Lili Simmons, David Del Rio, Jimmy Bellinger, Andrea Brooks, Lilli Birdsell, Andrew Airlie
Jeffrey Hornaday
Widescreen 1.78:1
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-G - Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
age 8+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this feel-good movie based on the young adult novel by Robin Palmer is rich in social themes about friendship, respect, self-confidence, and denouncing stereotypes. The family-friendly content ensures that Geek Charming's positive messages will reach kids and tweens alike. The main character initially treats many of her peers with contempt and calls them "nerds" and "geeks," but kids will recognize how her attitude changes over the course of the story. The teens are surrounded by strong adult role models who encourage them to behave responsibly and hold themselves to high standards. There's an emotional storyline surrounding a parent's death that occurred before the movie's start.

Sexual Content

The story's focal romance culminates in a few kisses.


Not applicable


No cursing, but there's some name-calling like "nerd" and "geek."

Social Behavior

An image-obsessed teen comes to terms with the hurtful effect of her actions and changes her attitude toward peers she once treated with disdain. Unexpected friendships emerge that cross traditional lines of social status among teens and challenge preconceived stereotypes of groups like "geeks" and the "in crowd." There's some nastiness directed at the less-popular students, but it's not excessive and serves to underscore the movie's positive messages. Body humor includes a burping contest.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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