Camp Rock

Camp Rock

Matthew Diamond (2008)

94min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Less successful than Disney's other tween song-and-dance sensation High School Musical but just as wholesome, this child-friendly pop musical is set in a summer camp for wannabe rock superstars. Mitchie (Demi Lovato) is the shy new kid on the block who ends up lying about her mother's job in an attempt to ingratiate herself with the in-crowd. Meanwhile, the egotistical lead singer of chart-topping group Connect 3, Shane Gray (played by real-life boy band star Joe Jonas, who's joined by the other two Jonas brothers), has been sent to teach at camp to atone for a series of scandalous tabloid headlines. No prizes for guessing that the two kids will bring out the best in each other - but first there's a preponderance of predictable plotting, homely platitudes about being yourself and sub-X Factor song-and-dance routines to get through. It's all breezily forgettable, though Lovato's smiley heroine is at least endearing.

Summary

A teenage girl enrols at a prestigious summer school for budding musicians after her mother offers to cook at the camp in return for a discount on the fees. At first the youngster's working-class roots make it difficult for her to fit in, but she quickly settles down and finds herself falling for the lead singer of a boy band. Romantic teen musical, with Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas and Meaghan Jette Martin.

Cast & Crew

Mitchie Torres Demi Lovato
Shane Gray Joe Jonas
Tess Tyler Meaghan Jette Martin
Connie Torres Maria Canals-Barrera
Caitlyn Geller Alyson Stoner
Dee La Duke Julie Brown
Brown Cesario Daniel Fathers
Ella Anna Maria Perez de Tagle
Director Matthew Diamond
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Some swearing.
Drama Children's Music