Degrassi Goes Hollywood

Movie review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Brush with fame teaches teens lessons in TV movie.

NR 2010 93 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 13 reviews

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age 13+

decent

I supose it was good as far as little kid stories go but on a regular movie standard I can definitely see why it was a made for tv movie rather than actually hitting the big screen...the television show at times can be unrealistic but traditionally hits on real issues...like thats where its drama comes from, real issues but put in a tv series..the movie was just pure fluff on a ridiculous level. I supose it might offer mild thrills but overall the premise is just extremely ridiculous. The show is/was always about 1000% better than the movie

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age 14+
I use to watch the Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi episodes from the 80's that I would rent from the library. Fantastic show with realistic plots. I was estatic when I found out about a next generation. The first episodes were good then it got to be just too unrealstic and then just plain stupid. When I say unrealstic I mean the school shootings and Jay and Silent Bob coming to the school. Now I know school shootings is a real life thing that goes on but how many high schools have students that go through a school shooting then have a visit by two celebs who film a movie at the school namely, Jay and Silent Bob Go Canadian Eh? I do not recall Columbine having a movie filmed there by two mainstream actors. Then in Degrassi Goes Hollwood Paige somehow finds a job being a maid at a famous person's house while another character, Manny ends up being in the next High School Musical esque movie, this would be her second time being in a movie after the Jay and Silent Bob one, oh and lets not forget she was a victim of a school shooting. And the characters are constantly running into famous people from Perez Hilton to Kelly Clarkson to Pete Wintz and they always befriend the students and become their best buddies. I do not know of any high school with students these events happend to because simply they do not atleast not in one school. Stupid beyond words, changing the channel to watch Skins. A show like Degrassi which is British and more better with writers who do not reinforce bad and unrealstic things on teenagers. In 2004, 10 elementary students at a Québécois school mutilated themselves by using compasses to cut their arms after watching an episode of Degrassi: The Next Generation in which a character mutilated her own body, Laura Czekaj said in her article for Canoe online. Their goal should be to help teens like the early Degrassi from the 80's did but oh no not the Next Generation.

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