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The shot of Sa5m's name in Will's hand is on unlined paper because they were filmed at different times. Will's hands belonged to a stand in who was on set after both Vanessa and Gaelan had returned to their trailers. See more »
Maybe to a lot of people I'm overrating Bandslam, but I truly loved every moment of this movie, and I'll tell you why. The message in it is absolutely wonderful. It's about making friends, maintaining friendships, a single mother worrying about his son growing up, and going after the success you want. I liked how all of them were different types of people so to speak. My favorite had to be the chemistry between Gaelan Connell and Vanessa Hudgens. Sa5m was unique and very complex and I thought it was cool how they just worked so well together. It's throughly predictable, I won't lie but I sure had a way better time then I did watching overrated Oscar type crap like Up In The Air. Bandslam's main ingredient to success is the strength of its characters by far. They are all likable, they all have their little problems, but we can identify with them all, even Lisa Kudrow as the mother was likable!.
Performances.Gaelan Connell is an unknown for me, but I really liked what I saw. He made Will into a likable geek, and I look forward to seeing more of him. Alyson Michalka is really good-looking, but also a fine young actress. She has her selfish traits, but we can see what's behind it. Vanessa Hudgens is gorgeous, and I adored her character. I'm not like those annoying teeny Boppers who go crazy over her, but she did very well her. Her character was very complex and hard to relate too, but somehow she managed to make us care for her. Lisa Kudrow's charisma and trademark Goofyness works well here, but I also enjoyed her serious moments with Will.
Bottom line. Bandslam is now a favorite of mine, and one of the best movies that came out in 2009. It reminds me of why I love movies so much in the 1st place. Ignore the rather low 6.4 rating, and give it a whirl!.
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