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The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
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It's no mystery that the target audience for this G-rated bubblegum fantasy is tweens, parents of tweens and the occasional pervert. They'll be so pleased. Anything for the rest of humanity? Not so much.
Boy bands serve multiple functions for their audiences. They entertain, they sing the poetry of love, they offer a spectrum of masculine attributes. On the first two counts, the Jonas Brothers movie leaves something to be desired.
It's too bad the film offers none of the comedic sparkle they recently showed on Saturday Night Live and David Letterman's show. It's only slightly better than the surprisingly flat and one-dimensional Hannah Montana movie.
For those of us dwelling outside the Jonas demo, the small charms in the 'candid' moments have little to do with the boys' talents as actors, and a lot to do with the revered icons whose cheeky behavior they're imitating.