Bandslam (2009) It's a familiar song: Misfit teens in the process of forming a high school band learn life lessons and raise their goblets of rock. But… 2009-08-14 Comedy Drama Gaelan Connell Vanessa Hudgens Alyson Michalka Lisa Kudrow Alyson Michalka
Movie Review

Bandslam (2009)

Bandslam | HIGH SCHOOL ROCK OPERA Gaelan Connell, Aly Michalka, and Tim Jo play the music in Bandslam
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HIGH SCHOOL ROCK OPERA Gaelan Connell, Aly Michalka, and Tim Jo play the music in Bandslam
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Aug 14, 2009; Genres: Comedy, Drama; With: Gaelan Connell, Vanessa Hudgens and Alyson Michalka

It's a familiar song: Misfit teens in the process 
 of forming a high school band learn life lessons and raise their goblets of rock. But there's enough of a strong filmmaking backbeat in Bandslam to carry the movie's light tune. Vanessa Hudgens expands her repertory by playing a sarcastic loner rather than the brainy popular girl she's made famous in High School Musical. As a rebellious former cheerleader, 
Aly Michalka perfects the power of hair tossing. And as the movie's sweet, geeky hero, newcomer Gaelan Connell excels
 in wry conversations with the always-welcome
 Lisa Kudrow, who plays his loving mother. B

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Originally posted Aug 11, 2009 Published in issue #1061-1062 Aug 21, 2009 Order article reprints