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)
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.
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.
I was known as "continueously talking in class"!ReplyDelete
I was known as 'Coca Cola Girl'ReplyDelete
I follow this blog
I like on facebook
I follow on twitter (twcourt)
I shared on facebook
I tweeted on twitter
i was the drifter, moving from group to group of different types of friends.ReplyDelete
I wasin the not quite cool group but definately not the nerd group lolReplyDelete
I was a library geek still am a bitReplyDelete
That was the gardener who always wandered around in the flannel shirt and the head phones, right? *grin*ReplyDelete
I was the quite one in classReplyDelete
I wa known as "SmithCrisps"ReplyDelete
I was the good girl:-)ReplyDelete
I talked way too much at schoolReplyDelete
In the ' in crowd ' and known to have a short temper lolReplyDelete
Yes Class Clown was My Main Label.. And Much a Patriot One at that :) lol They were the good Ole DaysReplyDelete
Smiley - because I was always smiling!!ReplyDelete
cupcakes because i always bought cupcakes to school (my mum loved to bake!)ReplyDelete
follow both on twitter and facebook
Chatterbox....nothings changed :)ReplyDelete
I was the sporty one, sport was the only lesson i liked!ReplyDelete
I was just a pain in the arse , I hated schoolReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
i was the unpopular one, only had 2 friendsReplyDelete
for always sitting in the back row swinging on my chair and most of the time tipping over and causing disturbanceReplyDelete
Sick twisted demented,ReplyDelete
i use to just go with the flow do what i pleased and always thaught of sick ways to seek revenge.
I was the shy one but everyone's friendReplyDelete
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 @JesseBellesReplyDelete
I was the smart one though over time it's worn off!ReplyDelete
SIAA which stands for sic itur ad astra: Thus do we reach the stars.ReplyDelete
This was my high school 'handle' because I was like an ambitious young actress with stars in my eyes.
nerd - because I was soooooo good at mathReplyDelete
tweeted comp, follow on twitter (@bessydavey) and follow blog my group is below this postReplyDelete
Embarassing, but I was known as Spermy! Had to do with a last name of Wales, not anything else!ReplyDelete
Library Girl, my head was always in a book! Followed your blog, shared on facebook, tweeted as well.ReplyDelete
I was the Chameleon that blended in with everyone.ReplyDelete
I was the bookwormReplyDelete
I was 'in the middle' at school ,not quite in the popular group but somewhere inbetween , had a lot of friends but no enemies :)ReplyDelete
I was your room mate...enough said ;)ReplyDelete
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 classReplyDelete
i follow on twitterReplyDelete
i like on facebookReplyDelete
i was a class clownReplyDelete
Winner winner chicken dinner! Yay!ReplyDelete
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?ReplyDelete
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 ;-)ReplyDelete