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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Lemonade Mouth : Review and Giveaway



Disney have taken Mark Peter Hughes' book, Lemonade Mouth, and created a rockin' young person's (that's the politically correct and non-age biased way to put it these days, right?) movie.

Lemonade Mouth is the story of 5 high school outcasts who meet over detention.  As magically happens in Disney creations, things fall into place so that the kids quickly discover their individual musical talents mesh together to form a band.

Mild-mannered detention students by day...


Can I just say, my school had a bagpipes band, a choir, and a brass band.  All tartan-clad.  There was no rocking out.  No rapping out the back of the school basketball stadium.  Most definitely no smoke machine to add atmosphere (unless you count the girls who snuck out the back of the music department to smoke.  Or, um, so I heard *cough*).  Where was this school while I was stuck lusting after the gardener at my all-girls school?

Anyway, back to the movie. The tunes are catchy.

There's rap for your super cool street-cred loving kids, like Mstr2 who bounced along adding his own strategically placed "yo yo yo" (along with...ahem...closet rap and R&B loving Mothers).

There is a lot of rocking, which gets the thumbs up from the resident ninja tyrant, Miss2, who stalked around the living room throwing her arms in the air and yelling back at the DVD.

Rockin' out : High School style by night


Miss5 loved the dancing, and half way through our second viewing (the second of many), she was busting a move in the middle of the dance floor.  She attempted to launch herself off the lounge holding her Wiggles guitar, copying the highly trained, skills and much practised characters on screen.  It didn't work.  There was a quick pause while a Winnie The Pooh bandaid and frozen peas were fetched.

The storyling is about standing up for what's important and being heard.  It's kind of cool because it is appealing to the tween age group.  To date, my movie critiquing experience has been predominantly of the toddler to 6yr old variety.  It is freaking awesome to watch a DVD that does not revolve around sweetly smiling teenagers who only sing songs that rhyme.  In sing songy voices.

It was a great opportunity to introduce Miss5 to something for a slightly older audience, without fear of swearing or violence (at least, not beyond a plastic cup avalanche).  No inappropriate clothing or midriff bearing tops and short skirts on the girls, no disgustingly low jeans on the boys (the kind that you really have to grit your teeth to resist the urge to yank those suckers up really freaking hard...or is that just me?).  The most inappropriate/traumatic clothing scene involved some mega pizza stains, that had me quite distraught as to how they would ever get the stains out of such pristine white clothing.

Lemonade Mouth is being released on DVD 1st June, and the awesome types at Porter Novelli and The Disney Channel have given me a copy for one of you to enjoy.

That's right - get ready to rock on with your own toy guitar.  Mind the mega star jumps, they are hazardous and best performed only by a trained professional.  Just ask Miss5.

An image to totally get you in the mood for a win :
This pic hardly does the 'do justice, but :
What up with the yellowed blonde man-perm?

Here's how you can win :

1.  Follow this blog (because there's more reviews and giveaways to follow)
2.  Follow Twitter and/or Facebook (because I like to hang with a crowd)
3.  Comment with your own high school label
     I was a class clown (I know, shocking...right?)
4. For an extra entry, tweet the competition on Twitter, or share on Facebook.


The fine print - Terms & Conditions :

Entry is open to Australian residents only
Winner drawn by random.org
Entries close midnight (WST) Tuesday 24 May.  Winner announced Wednesday 25 May.



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Disclosure: I received a complimentary review copy of the DVD courtesy of Disney Channel via Digital Parents. No financial payment was offered nor accepted for this post. All opinions expressed are purely my own.

43 comments:

  1. I was known as "continueously talking in class"! 

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  2. I was known as 'Coca Cola Girl'

    I follow this blog
    I like on facebook
    I follow on twitter (twcourt)
    I shared on facebook
    I tweeted on twitter
     

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  3. i was the drifter, moving from group to group of different types of friends.

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  4. I wasin  the not quite cool group but definately not the nerd group lol 

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  5. I was a library geek still am a bit 

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  6. That was the gardener who always wandered around in the flannel shirt and the head phones, right? *grin*  

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  7.  I was the quite one in class

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  8. I wa known as "SmithCrisps" 

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  9. I was the good girl:-)

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  10. I talked way too much at school

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  11. In the ' in crowd ' and known to have a short temper lol

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  12.  Yes Class Clown was My Main Label.. And Much a Patriot One at that :) lol They were the good Ole Days

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  13. Smiley - because I was always smiling!! 

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  14. cupcakes because i always bought cupcakes to school (my mum loved to bake!)

    follow both on twitter and facebook 

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  15. Chatterbox....nothings changed :)

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  16. I was the sporty one,  sport was the only lesson i liked!

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  17.  I was just a pain in the arse , I hated school

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  18. I was the 'cheerleader' but in my defense, It was high school in ALABAMA for pete's sake! The options were Cheerleader or Bubba Gumps sister, if you know what I mean.

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  19. i was the unpopular one, only had 2 friends

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  20. for always sitting in the back row swinging on my chair and most of the time tipping over and causing disturbance 

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  21. Sick twisted demented,
    i use to just go with the flow do what i pleased and always thaught of sick ways to seek revenge. 

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  22. Shannon Le LievreMay 22, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    I was the shy one but everyone's friend 

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  23. I guess I was a rebel as I smoked and not even careful where I did it, bit naughty.     Following on facebook and twitter and retweeted @JesseBelles 

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  24. I was the smart one though over time it's worn off! 

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  25.  SIAA which stands for sic itur ad astra: Thus do we reach the stars.
    This was my high school 'handle'  because I was like an ambitious young actress with stars in my eyes.

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  26. nerd - because I was soooooo good at math 

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  27. tweeted comp, follow on twitter (@bessydavey) and follow blog my group is below this post

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  28.  Embarassing, but I was known as Spermy! Had to do with a last name of  Wales, not anything else!

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  29. Library Girl, my head was always in a book!  Followed your blog, shared on facebook, tweeted as well.

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  30. I was the Chameleon that blended in with everyone.

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  31. I was 'in the middle' at school ,not quite in the popular group but somewhere inbetween , had  a lot of friends but no enemies :)

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  32. I was your room mate...enough said ;)

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  33. I was the class nobody, i quite often get asked whose year i was in at school by people from my own class and sheesh it was only a small country school too which i attended all of my 12 years of school life but they still looked shocked when i say i was in there class

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  34. sweetmaple454730May 24, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    gfc follower
    sweetmaple454730
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  35. sweetmaple454730May 24, 2011 at 12:09 PM

    i follow on twitter
    sweetmaple123
    sweetmaple454730@aol.com

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  36. sweetmaple454730May 24, 2011 at 12:09 PM

    i like on facebook
    malika liggin
    sweetmaple454730@aol.com

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  37. sweetmaple454730May 24, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    i was a class clown
    sweetmaple454730@aol.com

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  38. sweetmaple454730May 24, 2011 at 12:11 PM

    tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/sweetmaple123/status/72877117041418240
    sweetmaple454730@aol.com

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  39. sweetmaple454730May 24, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/mliggin/posts/218454064845170
    sweetmaple454730@aol.com

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  40. Winner winner chicken dinner! Yay!

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  41. That's the guy - the one with the mercifully short and tight shorts.  Our "House Tutor" almost dated him, if it weren't for the Staff's 'no dating' policy.  Wonder if that extended to Gardener & Student relationships?

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  42. One day I will pay for your therapy.  But you'll have to wait in line behind my kids.  And extended family.  It could be a long wait ;-)

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