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Drumline: A New Beat

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Sequel trumpets positive messages but shows weed, drinking.

Movie NR 2015 105 minutes
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As in the original movie, the enjoyable Drumline: A New Beat uses music and a marching band to frame teen-oriented drama and important life lessons. Adding to the fun is the return of some of the original cast, including LeToya Luckett and Nick Cannon.

The plot lines aren't particularly original, but the energy of the various performances keeps it entertaining. Meanwhile, the messages it sends about being part of a team and using music to cope with difficult situations, are positive. Best of all, it makes marching band look pretty cool.

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