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"PROM"
(2011) (Aimee Teegarden, Thomas McDonell) (PG)


Alcohol/Drugs None
Blood/Gross Stuff Mild
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Minor
Gun/Weapons None
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Minor
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Minor
Sex/Nudity Moderate
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Moderate


QUICK TAKE:
Comedy: A group of suburban high-school seniors prepare for their prom and for the life that awaits them after they graduate.
PLOT:
As the film opens, teenagers at a suburban high school are getting ready for prom. Leading the decorating committee is class president Nova Prescott (AIMEE TEEGARDEN), an overachieving senior who has just gotten a full scholarship to Georgetown University. Nova, though, is crushed when the shed containing all of the prom decorations she and her friends worked so hard to build accidentally catches fire and burns to the ground. Principal Dunnan (JERE BURNS) forces her to work with Jesse (THOMAS McDONELL), the school rebel who needs to be taught a lesson in responsibility.

Meanwhile, Nova's best friend Mei (YIN CHANG) is having a hard time telling her longtime boyfriend, Justin (JARED KUSNITZ), that she will not be going on to college with him in Michigan, but will instead be attending a prestigious design school in New York. Their mutual friend, Lloyd (NICHOLAS BRAUN), also has a problem. It's less than two weeks to prom and he still doesn't have a date. His plight ends up inspiring sophomore Lucas (NOLAN SOTILLO) to overcome his shyness and ask out Simone (DANIELLE CAMPBELL), the cute girl he has been tutoring. Simone, though, is infatuated with senior sports star Tyler (DeVAUGHN NIXON), who is no longer interested in his longtime girlfriend Jordan (KYLIE BUNBURY). Rolo (JOE ADLER), meanwhile, marches to the beat of his own drum and appears confident that his foreign girlfriend will make the trip down from Canada to be his prom date.

Adults are present. Nova's father and mother Frank and Kitty (DEAN NORRIS and FAITH FORD) disapprove of their daughter's growing attraction to bad-boy Jesse. At the same time, Jesse's mother Sandra (CHRISTINE ELISE) tries to keep her son on the straight and narrow despite being a single mother to him and his younger brother, and still reeling from her husband abandoning her and their two kids years earlier. It all comes to a head on prom night.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Yes, the film will especially appeal to tweens and young teens who are into such Disney Channel and Nickelodeon shows as "iCarly," "Victorious," and "Big Time Rush." It's getting promoted pretty heavily on both networks.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG
For mild language and a brief fight.


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