Bandslam

Bandslam

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Bandslam

The new geeky kid in town is Will (Gaelan Connell). When the popular Charlotte (Alyson Michalka) asks him to manage her fledgling rock band, he jumps at the chance. Charlotte wants to go head-to-head against her egostistical ex-boyfriend Ben at the biggest music event of the year: Bandslam, a battle of the bands. Meanwhile romance brews between Will and guitar playing Sa5m (the 5 is silent) played by High School Musical's Vanessa Hudgens.

With the odds stacked against them, the band develop their own sound and rate themselves as having a real shot at success in the contest.

2009Rating: PG111 minsUSA
ComedyDramaMusicTween
33%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

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High school musicals have their scrappiest number in Bandslam, an awkward, earnest, almost irresistible indie.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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Buoyant, gratifying and, yes, rocking.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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This isn’t a breakthrough movie, but for what it is, it’s charming, and not any more innocuous than it has to be.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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Better than your average teen flick thanks to good music and a quirky sense of humour.

3.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Had Cameron Crowe and the late John Hughes collaborated on a movie populated by Disney Channel superstars, the result might have looked and sounded a lot like Todd Graff's Bandslam. And that's meant as a compliment.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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Surprisingly watchable despite the formulaic teen format.

3.0
0

That was the best movie ever. I think you guys should totally see it.

5.0
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Why do idiots come on here and give movies star ratings without actually seeing the movie ...oops!

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ok, so first off, i DISLIKE Vanessa Hudgens very much which is a reason why i wouldn't want to see this movie (because she can't sing for pooh), but there is a reason for why i want to watch it and that reason is Alyson Michalka (a girl who CAN sing)...that's pretty much my opinion! now, to wait for the movie and see how it'll go...

3.0
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Variety

Variety

press

High school musicals have their scrappiest number in Bandslam, an awkward, earnest, almost irresistible indie.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Buoyant, gratifying and, yes, rocking.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

This isn’t a breakthrough movie, but for what it is, it’s charming, and not any more innocuous than it has to be.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Better than your average teen flick thanks to good music and a quirky sense of humour.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Had Cameron Crowe and the late John Hughes collaborated on a movie populated by Disney Channel superstars, the result might have looked and sounded a lot like Todd Graff's Bandslam. And that's meant as a compliment.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Surprisingly watchable despite the formulaic teen format.

3.0
0

That was the best movie ever. I think you guys should totally see it.

5.0
0

Why do idiots come on here and give movies star ratings without actually seeing the movie ...oops!

0

ok, so first off, i DISLIKE Vanessa Hudgens very much which is a reason why i wouldn't want to see this movie (because she can't sing for pooh), but there is a reason for why i want to watch it and that reason is Alyson Michalka (a girl who CAN sing)...that's pretty much my opinion! now, to wait for the movie and see how it'll go...

3.0
0