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Prom (2011)

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Critic Consensus: Given its flatly descriptive title and live-action Disney pedigree, Prom is more nuanced and less cynical -- but also just as corny and cliched -- as you might expect.

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At "Prom," every couple has a story and no two are exactly alike. Several intersecting stories unfold at one high school as the big dance approaches; "Prom" portrays the precarious passage from high school to independence as some relationships unravel and others ignite. For Nova Prescott (Aimee Teegarden), it's a battle of wills as she finds herself drawn to the guy (Thomas McDonell) who gets in the way of her perfect prom. Fellow seniors Mei (Yin Chang) and Tyler (De'Vaughn Nixon) harbor secrets, while others face all the insecurity and anticipation that surrounds one of high school's most seminal events. There are hundreds of nights in high school, but there's only one "Prom." -- (C) Disney
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PG (for mild language and a brief fight)
Genre:
Comedy
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Box Office:
$10,106,233.00
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Cast

Aimee Teegarden
as Nova Prescott
Thomas McDonell
as Jesse Richter
Danielle Campbell
as Simone Daniels
Jonathan Keltz
as Brandon Roberts
De'Vaughn Nixon
as Tyler Barso
Nicholas Braun
as Lloyd Taylor
Jared Kusnitz
as Justin Wexler
Raini Rodriguez
as Tess Torres
Cameron Monaghan
as Corey Doyle
Joe Adler
as Rolo
Dean Norris
as Frank Prescott
Siu Yin Chang
as Mei Kwan
Nolan Sotillo
as Lucas Arnaz
Kylie Bunbury
as Jordan Lundley
Janelle Ortiz
as Ali Gomez
Christine Elise
as Sandra Richter
Robbie Tucker
as Charlie Richter
Faith Ford
as Kitty Prescott
Amy Pietz
as Corey's Mom
Jere Burns
as Principal Dunnan
Allie Trimm
as Betsy
Madison Riley
as Kristen
Ivy Malone
as Alice
Carlease Burke
as Rhoda Wainwright
Chloe Little
as Janel Lundley
Riley Voelkel
as Claire
Karyn Nesbit
as Hannah
Jennifer Shelton
as Salesgirl
Emil Beheshti
as Mr. Freni
Marcuis Harris
as Fireman
Sharon Omi
as Teacher
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Critic Reviews for Prom

All Critics (87) | Top Critics (28)

Occasionally, it's mildly amusing but the conclusions are so soft it hurts.

Full Review… | June 1, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

Except for a couple of nice touches, "Prom" is a remedial class in cliches.

April 29, 2011
Denver Post
Top Critic

Prom is a good-hearted, perfectly watchable bonbon about adolescents with little on their minds besides who will ask or be asked to the graduation night shindig.

Full Review… | April 29, 2011
NPR
Top Critic

They're a ridiculously cute pair and ridiculously at odds over this whole prom thingy, which is, by its very nature, ridiculous. So the ridiculous quotient is extremely high.

Full Review… | April 29, 2011
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

Never have the stakes seemed so low for everyone involved. This is a sterile high school environment, lacking anything nearing controversy.

Full Review… | April 29, 2011
Film.com
Top Critic

Less engrossing than a Clearasil commercial and more synthetic than a Rebecca Black video.

April 29, 2011
Chicago Sun-Times
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Audience Reviews for Prom

haha I didn't even watch the whole thing. I saw it on TV and thought it was Prom Night, which is an equally awful movie, but it has that hot guy that plays Snow's boyfriend which makes the entire movie watchable. But anyway... The acting was so awful, as well as the writing. I was just watching it and it felt so awkward because no teenager would ever act like that or say any of those things ever in a million years. I only watched like the last 20-30 minutes and I was on my ipad too, so I wasn't paying much attention but this one scene was so hilariously outrageous. This girl is in her room getting ready and something flies through her window onto the floor. She looks out the window and there's a fucking little boy sitting in her tree! And he's like "I don't know how else to tell you, but I think now's a good time. I LOVE YOU." HAHAHAHHAHA omg. There wasn't a more appropriate time for him to confess his feelings to her? He had to sit up in a tree that looked about 20ft high outside her window. What sane/normal kid would do that? It's called a door and you walk up and knock on it or ring the doorbell, and after you knock -get ready for it- Someone comes to the door and let's you in! Crazy! Right? I know. Who would've thought knocking on a door would be easier than climbing a 20ft tree. But wait- It gets better!! Then he was like "I love you. If you go to the prom with that other boy, I might as well stay up in this tree forever." LMAO. Like dude you're 15, you don't know love. Get over yourself already. Go run to your mommy, have her make you a snack and you'll forget all about the nasty girl. Maybe if you weren't such a freak climbing trees like fuckin Tarzan, you would have a girlfriend. And you know what? In the end I think he is with his mom in a car HAHAHA I called it!! This was such a Disney movie. So clean, so innocent. Where's the couples having sex for the first time in the back of their rented limo? Where's the kids dry humping each other on the dance floor and barfing on each other because they can't hold their alcohol? Where's the kids drunk driving their way home, side swiping every parked car that comes in their path? That's what prom is about. Getting into trouble and fucking shit up. Real teens. Real world. Not in this movie.

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Cast: Aimee Teegarden, Thomas McDonell, DeVaughn Nixon, Danielle Campbell, Yin Chang, Jared Kusnitz, Nolan Sotillo, Cameron Monaghan, Kylie Bunbury, Joe Adler Director: Joe Nussbaum Summary: Reinventing a rite of passage event for a new generation of prom-goers, this Disney movie mixes the stories of several high schoolers who are alternately planning on going -- or not going -- to the biggest dance of the year. My Thoughts: "I'm trying to imagine being a teenager again and if I would have maybe liked this movie then... nope. It's one of those brain dead films. I don't understand why a film about a prom needs to be almost two hours long. I can't believe it was so unoriginal and predictable, oh wait! Yes I can. Obviously I knew what I was getting myself into when I watched this. But sometimes you have to suffer through awful things when you have a teenager.

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A group of teenagers get ready for their high school prom. Good movie. Sweet and heart-warming. It has Disney magic written all over it. I actually enjoyed it enough to say to others I saw this movie without shame jaja. Prom and high school graduation are approaching for a group of seniors, but when the prom decorations are destroyed in an act of school vandalism, the class president is left scrambling. With everybody else pre-occupied with finding dates and dresses, Nova is left to rely on the principal forcing the school rebel to help her out. But when he's there for her when she needs it, she starts looking at him in a different light.

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