Taking 5

2007 PG 1h 27m DVD

Taking 5

2007 PG 1h 27m DVD
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Gabby (Daniella Monet) and Devon (Alona Tal) worship boy band 5 Leo Rise. So when they have a chance to win a free concert for their high school by collecting bottle labels, they go all out. But the labels are accidentally destroyed in a fire, and now the two teens must come up with a new scheme -- or risk disappointing the whole school. Real band the Click Five portrays the pop group; co-stars include Christy Carlson Romano and Marcus T. Paulk.
Alona Tal, Bart Johnson, Marcus T. Paulk, Christy Romano, Eric Dill, Kate Albrecht, Big Budah, Jimmy Chunga, Joe Guese, Jake Koeppl, Daniella Monet
Andrew Waller
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
English, French
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 10+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
age 10+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that there's some iffy stuff in this mediocre movie. There is the guy friend who breaks into a girl's locker to get into her stuff. This same friend constantly puts the moves on the said friend. Being skinny and cute and popular is the end-all-be-all goal of teenage existence here. And there are parents who are not really there, even when they are there. A character's comment about another girl looking fat seems normal in this context, as does the immediate retort regarding bulimia.

Sexual Content

Devon dresses as a femme fatale called the Velvet Raven when she wants attention from one of the band mates. This works-- she gives him a sponge bath (clothes on) and they kiss. Devon's sister is shown making out with a random guy at a party -- kissing him with an open mouth, while pulling his arms around her. Suggestive language.


Devon's sister constantly slaps her in the back of the head.


 "Total loser who needs his ass kicked." "Piece of crap." "Is that why you turned into a dick?" "You calling me gay?" "I am so pissed off that I missed that!"

Social Behavior

Though it's supposed to be about the power of friendship, trying to be popular drives the plot. Devon and Gabby will risk anything to save their reputations -- even breaking various laws. Lincoln is a token African-American friend who lusts after his female friend and is the criminal mastermind behind the heist. Girls are suggestive when they need to get attention, and boys lust after the girls who are babes.Â


Lots of recognizable brands: CosmoGirl, Tiger Beat, Pop Star, Audi, Toyota, Mall of America, MTV News and MTVnews.com. Plus all the clothes and gadgets that everyone seems to possess.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Pete drugs the limo driver, Devon's sister throws a big party where everyone drinks alcohol.

  • 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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