Overall A-

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.

Release date August 14, 2009

Violence B
Sexual Content B+
Profanity B+
Substance Use B

Why is Bandslam rated PG? The MPAA rated Bandslam PG for some thematic elements and mild language,

Run Time: 110 minutes

Official Movie Site

Read Our Full Review & Parent Discussion Questions Here

Rating & Content Info

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable. We also encourage you to check our full review.

Why is Bandslam rated PG? Bandslam is rated PG by the MPAA for some thematic elements and mild language,

This high school tale contains scenes of bullying. A student is knocked down, pushed, hit with a water balloon and called names. Characters trespass in an abandoned building. A girl drives erratically. Students lie about their pasts or motivations. A preschooler eats glue. Death of a parent and divorce are discussed. Teens kiss and a teenager kisses an adult woman. Comments are made about the dangers of drinking and driving. The script contains conversations about teen angst, terms of Christian Deity and brief crude terms.

Page last updated

Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G
Alberta PG
Manitoba G
Ontario PG Language May Offend.
Quebec G
Martimes G
Canadian Home Video PG

NEW: Listen to our Parent Previews Podcast and take control of media and technology in your family!

News About "Bandslam"

Cast and Crew

Bandslam is directed by and stars Alyson Michalka, Vanessa Hudgens, Gaelan Connell.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Bandslam movie is March 16, 2010. Here are some details…

Release Date: 16 March 2010
Bandslamreleases on DVD with the following extras:
- Audio commentary with Hudgens, Michalka, Connell and director, Todd Graff
- Nine deleted/extended scenes with optional director’s introduction
- Honor Society - Bandslam Music Video
- Vanessa Hudgens - Musical Performance

Related home video titles:

When a rock star wannabe gets a gig as a substitute teacher, he uses class time to organize a band for an upcoming competition in School of Rock. Like Will’s mom, the father in A Walk to Remember isn’t too happy about his daughter’s association with some of the students from her school. Vanessa Hudgens, who plays Sa5m in this film, can also be seen in the High School Musical (1, 2, and 3) movies.