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Todd Graff

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About the Movie

Vanessa Hudgens, Aly Michalka, Gaelan Connell and Lisa Kudrow star in a comedy about following dreams and doing what scares you. Ultra-popular Charlotte (Michalka) is determined to face-off against her ex at the country’s biggest music competition. She just needs a band. Newcomer Will (Connell) knows more about musicians than anyone. He just needs a friend. And, rebel guitar player Sa5m (Hudgens) has a wicked voice but needs someone to believe in her. Together, this unlikely trio will take on Bandslam in a way no one thought possible.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 98
  • Fresh: 79
  • Rotten: 19
  • Average Rating: 6.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Tidy, heartfelt direction by Todd Graff (Camp); astute song references; and a David Bowie cameo transcend the formula underpinnings and keep Bandslam buoyant, gratifying and, yes, rocking. – Andy Webster, New York Times, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: The bonus in this modest charmer? Not a single major female character, including Will's single mother played by Lisa Kudrow, is subjected to the usual Hollywood rom-com demonization. – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: The movie has a few good tunes and some charming comic dash, at least at first. – Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: It feels like a missed opportunity, but perhaps is a blessing since Bandslam's dialogue is much more pat than Hughes's quotable writing. – Jennie Punter, Globe and Mail, Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Great Movie!

I really enjoyed seeing this movie because there was a lot of people I know in it, it was funny, and GREAT music! 5 stars from me!


The 5 is silent this is an awso5m movie must buy!


that was great! i loved the bandslam song at the end, the brasses really made it stand out. i really like the "DO WE WANT TO ROCK!?!?!??!!/" that was very smart. if u haven't seen this movie yet then rent or buy it from iTunes. it's worth it

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2009

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