Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Disney's Prom promised to give teens a reason to look forward to that penultimate day in high school but I guess it came short. Prom had the promise of being a good film but somehow everything turned to be not so good.

The film focuses on the life of class president Nova who has dedicated herself to making their high school promenade the best ever in history. You can say that she has it all - beauty, fame, wealth and brains but it seems she is without a special someone yet. The story could have been good if it would have focused on her more and her adventures the mischief guy Jesse. But instead a whole bunch of sub plots were scattered all over the place moving the storyline from one area to another. While the momentum has been building then a switch in the story totally kills it off. It could have been good as yet again the cast were from a diverse set of people from different descents but again too much was the killer in the movie.

I personally like Nova (Aimee Teegarden) and Jesse (Thomas McDonnell) but I guess the spark was not that much. The love factor is not that strong between the two which caused the love angle to somehow fail. Aside from the stuff mentioned above, the movie tried too hard to be wholesome as it is distributed and produced by Disney which makes it likeable to parents but not so with the real teens. We all know what generally happens during prom and those stuff featured in the film are not much of it, It's like too bubblegum pop and too fairytale like.

The occasional fun antics of the other casts make some good moments plus some of the good songs in the whole film. Other than that, there is not much to expect to "Prom". It's 3 out of 5 popcorns.

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