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Jedi Junior High

By Grace Montgomery, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Sweet docu of musical Star Wars show celebrates the arts.

Movie NR 2015 75 minutes
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Although it's a sweet, funny, and often poignant look at the ups and downs of adolescence, this sometimes-boring documentary plays it a little too safe. Although it's refreshing not to see any manufactured drama, especially when dealing with young kids, Jedi Junior High gets somewhat bogged down in the technical details of putting on a show, along with some over-the-top enthusiasm about anything Star Wars. Parallels are drawn between Luke Skywalker's emotional journey and the trials and tribulations of adolescence, and we watch one shy, insecure kid blossom in his starring role, but much of the film is just watching kids being kids.

Parents (especially fans of Star Wars) will love watching kids gain confidence and learn the satisfaction of a job well done. But some kids may get bored with the behind-the-scenes details and wish for more action.

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