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Still shot from the movie: Bandslam.

Bandslam

A desire to win their school's "battle of the bands" competition brings together an unlikely group of teens (played by Vanessa Hudgens, Alyson Michalka and Gaelan Connell). As they practice, the group discovers they may have more in common than just their love of music. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B+
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 110
Theater Release: 14 Aug 2009
Video Release: 16 Mar 2010
MPAA Rating: PG
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Although Will’s mom seems anxious for her son to make friends, why is she so unwilling to let him get involved with the kids in the band? What personal fears might she be facing?

How do different characters handle hard times in this story? How do they show compassion to one another in times of difficulty?

Charlotte tells Will to do the things that scare him. Is it important to move beyond our current comfort level? What does Will learn about himself and others when he accepts new challenges?

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