Bandslam

Bandslam

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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. More

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.

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2009Rating: PG111 minsUSA
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Bandslam | Reviews

82%105 reviews

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Variety

Variety

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

Buoyant, gratifying and, yes, rocking.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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

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

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

Surprisingly watchable despite the formulaic teen format.

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Bandslam | Release Details

Bandslam is available to stream in New Zealand now on Apple TV.