BandslamHelmed by 'Camp' writer/director Todd Graff, this musically-inclined coming-of-age tale follows Will (Gaelan Connell), an awkward, David-Bowie-loving teenager who uses classic rock to cope with his version of hell (read: high school).

When his mother (Lisa Kudrow, reminding us how funny she is) is relocated to New Jersey, Will befriends a beauitufl ex-cheerleader (a charming Aly Michalka) and her quirky bandmates, helps them compete for a slot at Bandslam (a battle of the bands ... on steroids) and, along the way, falls for a perpetually cynical loner named Sa5m (the 5 is silent), played against type by 'HSM' alum Vanessa Hudgens.
tags Bandslam
categories Reviews