A.V. Club - 08/13/2009
"[T]hroughout its first two acts, BANDSLAM is charming, sweet, and funny..." -- Grade: B-
Entertainment Weekly - 08/21/2009
"[A]s the movie's sweet, geeky hero, newcomer Gaelan Connell excels in wry conversations with the always-welcome Lisa Kudrow, who plays his loving mother." -- Grade: B
Los Angeles Times - 08/14/2009
"The payoffs are in the details....This one feels both morally uplifting and a teensy bit realistic, lived-in -- neither heavily reliant on glib pop-cult references nor so sanitized that we don't believe in the people."
Chicago Sun-Times - 08/13/2009 3 stars out of 4 -- "Both Aly Michalka and Vanessa Hudgens are musicians, which makes the rehearsal and performance segments convincing....It's charming..."
New York Times - 08/14/2009
"Tidy, heartfelt direction by Todd Graff; astute song references; and a David Bowie cameo transcend the formula underpinnings and keep BANDSLAM buoyant, gratifying and, yes, rocking."
CAMP director Todd Graff helms this film about Will (Gaelan Connell), an unpopular teenager whose luck seems to change when a pretty girl (Alyson Michalka) asks him to manage her band. BANDSLAM costars HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL talent Vanessa Hudgens and rock legend David Bowie.
High School Experiences |
Rock Bands |
Teenage Girls |