Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that the first big-screen High School Musical movie has been feverishly anticipated by the series' tween and teen fans. And they won't be disappointed. It's sweet, age-appropriate fun with very little edge (save for a few scenes featuring a nearly too-vampy Sharpay). There's no swearing, violence, drinking, or smoking, and the teen sweethearts don't do more than hold hands and kiss. Although it presents a "Disneyfied" view of teen life, the movie's overall message is positive and affirming (and the music is really catchy!).
Mild flirting, lots of handholding, and one sweet kiss. A fair number of scenes with shirtless high school boys.
A father-son argument reaches near-yelling levels.
"Butt" is about as salty as it gets.
Friendships rule, as do big hopes for the future (educational and otherwise), and all's well that ends well.
The film is part of Disney's enormous High School Musical franchise, which means that though there aren't many mentions of other products in the movie, the HSM brand is front and center.
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