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High School Musical

When the captain of the basketball team (Zac Efron), and an academically bright bookworm (Vanessa Anne Hudgens) accidentally discover they share a passion for singing, the two teens decide to try out for their High School Musical. But their out-of-character audition severely shakes up the status quo amongst their clique-conscious peers. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 98
Theater Release:
Video Release: 23 May 2006
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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This warm and fuzzy musical offers some good teen role models, as well as a few familiar stereotypes like a calculating blonde with subtle bullying techniques, a by-the-books drama teacher, jocks that only know sports, whiz kids with no respect for athletic abilities and a basketball dad focused on winning. As the story progresses, many of these groups have a (sometimes contrived) change of heart. A female teacher goes into a boy’s locker room and sends the towel-clad occupants scurrying. A teen couple kisses. Some mild conflict arises as young adult characters assert their independence.

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