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The American Mall (2008)

A musical romantic comedy set at a mall and focused on the relationship between two young musicians and their respective personal and professional struggles.

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A musical romantic comedy set at a mall and focused on the relationship between two young musicians and their respective personal and professional struggles.

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Love and Dreams Are Not for Sale


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Get Your Rock On
Written by Dana Calitri, Nina Ossoff & Kathy Sommer
Produced by Martin Briley & THE GYRLZ
Performed by Rob Mayes
Dana Calitri Music (BMI)
Squeak-A-Mouse Music (ASCAP)
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Not all musicals need to be that cheesy, but I'll accept this as a treasure
10 April 2010 | by (Philadelphia, Pa) – See all my reviews

I love watching musicals, especially my all-time favorite "Grease", but when it comes to the Disney Channel-type musicals like the "High School Musical" saga, cheesy and forgivable is in my library. This comes in handy with the MTV musical treasure, "The American Mall" which is not a Disney Channel-type of musical. The plot involves Ally (Nina Dobrev from Degrassi: The Next Generation and The Vampire Diaries) who is a singer/songwriter who is (a) trying to fit in with her music career, (b) trying to get into a musical symposium and (c) stuck with her mother while working in a music shop. That all changes when the handsome janitor/musician named Joey (Rob Mayes) hears one of her songs and is amazed by the songs she writes. Ally and Joey do have eyes for each other and they do fall in love but love is so not a sales item when the bitchy Madison (Autumn Reeser) interruptly snatches Joey from Ally and turns him into a sensation for Madison's new store. Director Shawn Ku and telewriter Margaret Oberman takes some time with the clichés, but the musical numbers and the cast sometimes hits it home. They don't exactly standout when it comes to 20somethings playing teenagers but mostly, I didn't care. Add some funny janitors, some wacky assistants, an token Asian-American guy who is funny for anything and the result is a cheesy but likable and charismatic treasure that is worth checking out to the pre-teens and teenagers. P.S: Good performances from Dobrev and Mayes as the two leads.


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