Rickshaw Productions, Walt Disney Pictures

Aimee Teegarden, Thomas McDonell, DeVaughn Nixon, Danielle Campbell, Yin Chang, Jared Kusnitz, Nolan Sotillo, Cameron Monaghan, Kylie Bunbury, Joe Adler

Prom and high school graduation are approaching for a group of seniors, but when the prom decorations are destroyed in an act of school vandalism, the class president Nova (Aimee Teegarden) is left in a lurch. Everyone else is pre-occupied with finding dates and dresses, SAT tests and preparing for college, so Nova is left to rely on the principal forcing the school bad-bod to help her out. But when he’s there for her when she needs it, she starts looking at him in differently.

Prom is a teen movie, but Disney has done a great job with this one. It’s a really cute movie, especially for those waiting to go to prom, or to reminisce for those who have already been. When I was a kid (before electricity) prom was not such a big deal. Asking a girl to prom was like….”Would you like to go to prom with me?”. Now it seems to be some kind of competitive ritual with everyone trying to outdo everyone else. I remember in the 60’s when a perfect date to impress a girl for the L.A. kids was to take your date for dinner, in San Francisco. Tickets were like $25.00 round trip, and the flights from LA to SFO departed about every 20 minutes. Well, now invitations to the prom are much bigger than proposals. Kids are renting airplane banners, paying for announcements on the Laker scoreboard, paining signs on the outside of the school, Taking out ads on TV, baking cakes with prom invites, and on and on. It seems like how you ask is much more important that how you ask. No idea when this started or how, but it seems to be a big deal these days. Well this film is all about the run-up to prom and graduation and the struggles everyone goes through to get a date. It’s got a lot of humor, nice teen music, good looking kids, and a lot of heart. The major message is not to judge people by the outside, but it’s all wrapped up in lots of fun. I’m sure that the young crowd will enjoy this film, and if you missed it in the theater, be sure to catch it on DVD now that it’s out. Disney has a winner here, and I recommend it for those young at heart. Now, let’s go to Prom.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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