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Release Date: August 14th, 2009

DVD Release Date: March 16th, 2010

PG|1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary
A gifted singer/songwriter, Charlotte (Aly Michalka) hires Will Burton (Gaelan Connell), a new guy in town, to manage her fledgling rock band. She wants one thing from him: to help her win a contest against her ex-boyfriend in an upcoming battle of the bands. Charlotte's band comes together and seems to have a real shot at victory, while Will and dynamic guitarist Sa5m (Vanessa Hudgens) begin to make some beautiful music of their own.

Cast: Aly Michalka, Vanessa Hudgens, Gaelan Connell, Lisa Kudrow, Scott Porter, Charlie Saxton, Tim Jo, Ryan Donowho

Director: Todd Graff

Genres: Musical comedy, Romantic comedy

Production Co: Walden Media, Goldsmith-Thomas Productions

Distributors: Summit Entertainment

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Had Cameron Crowe and the late John Hughes collaborated on a movie populated by Disney Channel superstars, the result might have looked and sounded a lot like Todd Graff's Bandslam. And that's meant as a compliment. show more

  • The late John Hughes would have liked Bandslam, an upbeat high school musical that plays like a garage-band cover of "The Breakfast Club." show more

  • 67

    Bandslam works best when it's focused on young, adorably neurotic creative types putting on a show. show more

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