Sophie and I were fortunate enough to receive a copy of the Disney movie Prom, which will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray beginning August 30. Rated PG, the film is about the buildup to the annual Senior Prom of Brookside High. Starring Aimee Teegarden as Nova Prescott, Thomas McDonell as Jesse Richter, Nicholas Braun as Lloyd Taylor, Danielle Campbell as Simone Daniels, and Nolan Sotillo as Lucas Arnez, these and the other actors in Prom form the perfect mix of high school students.
Everything is going really well in the three weeks before the Senior Prom. All the decorations have been made, the posters look incredible, and the tickets are being sold. However, just when everyone is counting down the days until the big dance, the world interrupts, and stress invades into the lives of these high school students.
It all started when Tyler asks his girlfriend Jordan to prom in the middle of all of the decorations, with a nice picnic dinner, and romantic candles to set the mood. However, when they leave the storage shed, one of the candles isn’t out, and that leads to a fire, which destroys all of the prom decorations.
Nova, though, the Class President, prom organizer, and all around good girl decides that the decorations can be remade, and with the reluctant help of Jesse, the oft-troubled teen who always seems to be in hot water, they get to work on the decorations.
While Nova and Jesse work on decorations, and try to avoid killing each other, Lloyd discovers that he has walked all through high school without making a mark anywhere, so he decides — with the help of his younger step-sister, that he needs to find a date for the Prom. Unfortunately for Lloyd, he has all the social skills that I did when I was in high school, which is to say that his experience was an abysmal failure.
As each day ticks off the calendar before the big date, it seems like something else keeps going wrong. The stress of the kids — and it’s important to remember that they are kids — keeps building up, and in the end, it just seems like it will be impossible for any of them to have a good time at the prom.
But then the day of the prom comes, and with it, all of the stress just washes away as the kids remember one important thing — it’s their Senior Prom, just a few days before many of them graduate from high school, and the world is shining brightly on them — well, most of them, anyway.
Prom is a great film, and the cast did a great job in capturing the spirit of being a high school student. They were able to capture the anxiety of some of the students; the stress involved with trying to determine where to go to college, and will their significant other be upset by the choice; and the confidence that a student like Rolo has, knowing who he is, where he is going, and who he is taking to prom.
Prom is a great movie for capturing some of the feelings involved with getting ready for prom, and graduating from high school. If you haven’t seen the movie, and you have children that either will or soon will be in high school, I highly recommend that you check it out.
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