Will centers on a high school outcast and a popular girl who form an unlikely bond through their shared love of music. Assembling a like-minded crew of misfits, the friends form a rock group and perform in the battle of the bands competition at their school.Written by
Starting a high school rock band, nowadays, is as easy as plugging plastic instruments into a video game console and following the progression of blinking lights.
And while most teens are comfortable pantomiming their prowess in a virtual world, others, like the ones in this movie, are intent on rockin' out old school.
Upon moving to a new town, music aficionado Will (Gaelan Connell) meets jaded Sa5m (Vanessa Hudgens), who informs him of their school's bandslam competition. Known for his music savvy, Will is approached by Charlotte (Alyson Michalka), a popular student who hopes to tap his astuteness for her bandslam entry.
A tongue-in-cheek critique of the state of music, as well as the close-minded cliques that preserve it, Bandslam is a refreshing surprise filled with sardonic jabs and stirring family secrets.
As for my high school band – we called it quits after someone stole all of our air guitars. (Green Light)
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