All You've Got

  • Review Date: June 23, 2006
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Year: 2006
  • Running Time: 93 minutes

Common Sense Media says

Great music camouflages a messy movie.
  • Review Date: June 23, 2006
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Year: 2006
  • Running Time: 93 minutes

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Some unsportsmanlike behavior, but characters learn from it to become better friends and athletes.

Violence

Some girl fights.

Sex

Some kissing. One character makes clear she's still a virgin.

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Some of the most egregious product placement ever seen.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that kids may be interested because hip-hop star Ciara stars in the movie. The father of one of the main characters dies, which may disturb some teens. There's some unsportsmanlike conduct -- Becca sneaks drugs into another player's water to sabotage her -- and some kissing. In general, the film emphasizes learning to get along across ethnic and socio-economic boundaries and the love of family.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

It seems like the movie business has finally caught on that Title IX means something in girls' lives: Movies about girls playing basketball, surfing, and even doing gymnastics have made it cool for a girl to break a sweat. Unfortunately, that ball stops here: There's a reason ALL YOU'VE GOT went direct to video. Behind the great music and some empathetic characters is a mess of plot, character, and story development.

There are extended breaks in the plot for poorly veiled music videos and some of the most egregious product placement ever seen. All of these are worthy topics for discussion, and if this movie suffers from anything, it's from too much good intention. If you must watch, watch for the music. Groove to Ciara's tunes and enjoy performances by Frankie J, Lil' Rob, and Play-N-Skills. But don't expect to leave this film anything but confused, and maybe wanting to buy some music.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

At the girls high school basketball state championship, the upper-class private school Madonnas face off against the Phantoms from South-Central. The Phantoms got flava, they've got songs, and they've got the skills. They beat the Madonnas and celebrate in backyard barbeques with their family. But when the Madonnas' school burns down, the three top players from the Madonnas, Lauren (Sarah Mason), Kaitlin (Taylor Cole) and Becca (singer Ciara) transfer to Cathedral High, home of the Phantoms. In one poignant subplots, Gabby wins the game but loses her father and then her boyfriend. Her struggle to face her demons and go after her goal -- to win the one volleyball scholarship at the University of Southern California -- grips you.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how the drive to become a great player can lead to cheating. Do you let your ambition get the best of you? In what situations do you work hard to get along with others and how do you help unify your "team" of friends and family?

Movie details

Theatrical release date:May 23, 2006
DVD release date:May 23, 2006
Cast:Adrienne Bailon, Efren Ramirez, Faizon Love
Director:Neema Barnette
Studio:MTV Films
Genre:Comedy
Run time:93 minutes
MPAA rating:PG-13
MPAA explanation:some drug content and language.

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Teen, 13 years old Written bysoccer101chick06 April 9, 2008
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I must

If u are intrested in teen movies or like volleyball or want to try it. This is perfect for you.
Teen, 16 years old Written byvolleyball7010 April 9, 2008
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I loved ♥ this movie! =)

well i just have to say i love volleyball ♥ its about the best sport in the world ♥ this movie is great it shows how u should work for your dream and set aside ur differences to work for a common goal yess along the way it has a few references to sex. and the death in the movie could be desturbing to small children..but lets face the facts...there are worse thing out there like porn and some of that trshy rap music out there...i mean heres a halfway good movie out there..and i will actually teach ur kiddie a good mesage! so come on ppl and face the facts we arent living in ike 1950 where nothing was runchy..everything now its like that..this is as clean as ur gonnna get..if ur kid goes to pubic skool then they hear this everyday! so get over it this is why i ♥love♥ this movie! much l.o.v.e. x3..i hoped u liked my point of veiw and i oped u took the tie to read it it need to be said.
Kid, 11 years old April 9, 2008
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i love it

i like the movie i seen it but it is a little sad because gabby mom and dad died and i was mad at becca because she did that do gabby

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