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Camp Rock (2008)

TV Movie  |  TV-G  |   |  Comedy, Family, Musical  |  20 June 2008 (USA)
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At a music camp for gifted teens, a popular teen idol overhears a girl singing and sets out to find who the talented voice belongs to. What he doesn't know is that the girl is actually a camp kitchen worker with a fear of being heard.



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"Camp Rock" centers on a teen girl who desperately wants to spend her summer at a prestigious rock camp but can only attend if she works in the kitchen as one of its cooks. When she's overheard singing (but not seen) by a teen pop star at the camp, he is completely taken and sets out to find the girl behind the beautiful voice. But first she must confront her fears, step out of the kitchen and into the spotlight. Written by fmmini

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Filmed at a real summer camp, Camp White Pine, in Haliburton, Ontario (a few hours north of Toronto). This is the same camp where Meatballs (1979) was filmed. See more »


In the first scene where Mitchie is singing and playing in her room, the hand that runs down the keyboard is obviously the hand of a much older person. See more »


Steve Torres: [while grilling burgers] So, how was work?
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Steve Torres: Okay, I can't stand it. Tell her.
Connie Torres: Well, Steve, she just got home.
Mitchie Torres: Tell me what?
Connie Torres: [to Steve] Okay, honey, drum roll.
Mitchie Torres: Mom!
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Surprisingly good for a Disney Channel flick
14 July 2009 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

2006 was the mayor turning point for Disney with the new releases of "Hannah Montana" and "High School Musical". While they amused the kids and tweens, they certainly despaired the rest of the world. And why not? They were just made for marketing campaign and for franchise. The High School Musical films (at least those I've seen) were quite mediocre. Hannah Montana the show, despite it's flaws, turned to be quite entertaining, but was unfortunately followed up by a disappointing movie. Logically there's no strange why the hatred for the new Disney Channel products has blossomed and why some of the public attacks them, considering that Disney currently no longer makes hand drawn-flicks (with the exception of "The Princess and the Frog") and instead just produces out teen stars with their own shows, movies, music and etc.

Speaking for myself, I don't like either quite like that Disney produces stars in that way, but I shall confess that I've seen a few of the new Disney Channel movies, just of curiosity. When I first heard about "Camp Rock", my thought were immediately that Disney wanted to repeat it's success with a mediocre movie. But I was wrong; "Camp Rock" is one of the better Disney channel movie I've seen.

Of course this movie isn't a masterpiece, but it's surprisingly decent, entertaining and even better than the High School Musical flicks and the Hannah Montana Movie.

"Camp Rock" is starring the Disney teen star Demi Lovato, who is promoted in almost the same way as Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus. Demi is likable enough and delivers a decent performance here, but she does have a lot of progression to distinguish herself from both Selena and Miley. This doesn't necessarily means that Demi is a bad actress, hopefully if she chooses the right parts, she can become really good. But vocally she is a step in front of her competitors. She doesn't have a distinctive voice, but a beautiful one, who sounds stunning when she hits the right notes. She's also shows energy and dynamic in her "This Is Me" performance at the end of the film.

The rest of the cast does a decent job without being memorable. Those who distinguish themselves are Alyson Stoner as the likable Caitlyn Geller and Meaghan Jette Martin as Tess Tyler. Also Joe Jonas is very credible as the selfish and unlikeable (at least the beginning) Shane Gray. His two other brothers are charming, but far from the best actors this world has to offer. Otherwise it's easy to notice that the same Disney stars from the TV shows is used in the movies. Even Anna Maria Perez de Tagle plays a dumb character in flick similar to the character of Ashley as she plays in "Hannah Montana".

Otherwise, there isn't so much to say about "Camp Rock". It's a typical teen flick; a insecure girl as the protagonist, new friends to make, falling in love and etc. Oh, one thing I want to mention; If you've asked me who Demi Lovato or Joe Jonas was for a year ago, I wouldn't have a clue. And the ironically about the Disney Channel flicks is that their movies are mediocre, but their songs are very catchy and likable

  • and "Camp Rock" is no exception. There are many good songs here,

which are better than both the latest "Hannah" and "High School" songs.

The only bad thing about this film is that is was released a year ago. This is one of Disney Channel's better movies and if it was released today, it would have made up to Disney's other mistakes like the "Hannah Montana Movie", "High School Musical" and even "Hatching Pete" and "Dadnapped". Otherwise, don't expect a masterpiece while you're seeing this film, just expect this to be a harmless and decent teen flick and then you'll be pleased.

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