If you are a fan of the High School Musical movies, Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure will be like catching up with an old friend. The dialogue is witty, cute, and oh-so-Sharpay, as we find out that Ashley Tilsdale can carry a Disney movie on her own. The acting and production quality are great as well.
The movie opens almost a year after graduation where we learn that Sharpay has taken a year off to find herself and her father is now on her heals trying to get her to w-w-w-work! After a casting director sees her preform with her pup, Boi, he suggests that Sharpay come out to New York for a Broadway audition. She jumps on the opportunity assuming she is going to hit Broadway and fame will fall into her lap. This just isn’t so, and after things start to crumble, Sharpay has to learn the hard way that it takes a lot of hard work and talent to make your dreams come true. Without giving away too many of the plot points I will say that there is a cute boy, puppy love, and even a few musical numbers in this 89 minute flick.
I can’t help but strangely bringing in a Twilight reference here: If you are a Twilight fan, a good comparison I can make is that Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure is to the High School Musical movies what the Bree Tanner novella was to the Twilight book series. Sure fans of the series would love a full on sequel but this is a sweet little addition to the franchise. In true Disney form, we get to see a soft and fun side of the pink-accesorized glamour girl and root for her as she reaches for her dream. Sure a Zac Efron cameo would have been nice, but there are some good laughs and some great shoes to be seen!
The Blu Ray also comes with a few bonus features, including a featurette about the history of Sharpay Evans, a gag reel, and some Sneak Peaks. While the gag reel leaves you a little wanting, I think these are always fun and the featurette was well done. The menu is adorable and the pink box made me smile when it arrived on the doorstep.
All in all, I think its not just worth a watch but worth adding to your collection if you are even the tiniest bit a High School Musical fan!
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