Olivia, Stella, Wen, Mohini, and Charlie. Five names that you will want to learn if you have a young tween in your family!
I was recently sent the Disney DVD “Lemonade Mouth” to watch and review for Chip & Company. Since I’m a dad, I thought it would be a good project to get my daughter involved, so I asked her if she would help me review the movie. Together we also asked her best friend if she wanted to watch it with us, and she agreed. So today I sat down with Sophie and Riley to watch Lemonade Mouth.
The first thought I had was, what am I getting myself into? I just didn’t think I was going to enjoy the movie. But you know what? I really enjoyed it, and so did Sophie and Riley! The story centers around five high school kids who are sent to detention one day. They soon find out that the room they have detention in is the “new” music room, which has been sent to the basement in order to make room for the new gym. In the process of serving their detention, one thing leads to another, and they end up making music based on the things they find in the room, some instruments, some not, but it catches the eye of the music teacher, who convinces the group to form up a band – all in the hopes that the music they make will raise awareness towards the music program so that there can be an improvement in their situation.
This movie is the Disney equivalent to me of the Breakfast Club – a group of kids of different stations, all thrown together – and the friendship that developed out of it.
After the kids decided to form the band, they began to work on songs together – first for the Halloween Bash, where they would open up for the “best” band in high school, Mudslide Crush – and then later on for the contest “Rising Star”. Like all high school kids, they have their ups and downs, and they almost quit being a band a couple of times, but every time they got to that point, their music would bring them back together.
In the end, the progression of Olivia, Stella, Wen, Mohini, and Charlie went from “detention mates”, to band members, and then, to friends, and they all learned from one another. In addition, they learned that the music they played wasn’t just for the members of “Lemonade Mouth”, it was played for those people – their fans – who looked at this odd assortment of people and realized that there is always a chance to make an improvement in one’s situation, no matter the circumstances.
As I said, Sophie, her BFF Riley, and I really enjoyed the movie, and I think you will too. If you haven’t seen it, go check it out.
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