Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience

 
Young Jonas fans will adore the Brothers' concert flick.
  • Review Date: February 27, 2009
  • Rated: G
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Year: 2009
  • Running Time: 76 minutes

What parents need to know

Positive messages

The brothers seem very close, and they're a wholesome,
family-friendly trio.

Violence & scariness

No violence except for the hordes of girls who follow the
brothers everywhere.

Sexy stuff

Screaming, crying girls swoon over the three Jonas Brothers,
and in one quick scene, the audience catches a glimpse of a shirtless Joe and
Kevin starting to change backstage.

Language

"Oh my God" is as strong as it gets.

Consumerism

The Jonas Brothers themselves are the "product" on
display throughout the film -- and it serves as a powerful promotional
tool for the unbelievably popular act.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this 3D concert is G-rated. There's nothing inappropriate to keep away the hordes of adoring primary-school fans, who along with their tween and teen counterparts, will want to see their beloved Kevin, Joe, and Nick burn up on screen. Like Disney's other chosen acts, the Jonases are incredibly clean-cut. They obviously don't drink, swear, or do much more than occasionally, in the case of Joe, flirt with a pretty fan or two. When they're not on stage, they're shown attending promotional events around New York.

What's the story?

JONAS BROTHERS: THE 3D CONCERT EXPERIENCE is a tween girl's dream come true. For 76 minutes, fans get a look at Kevin (the side-burned one), Joe (the heartthrob), and Nick (the adorable one) at their sold-out 2008 Madison Square Garden concert. Aside from a few scenes of the brothers off-stage (hanging out in their hotel room with protective bodyguard Big Rob, making nonstop publicity stops around New York City, and driving to buy the first three copies of their
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Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

It might sound ridiculous, but this is basically a Disney-fied, 2009 version of Led Zeppelin's The Song Remains the Same. Both follow an insanely popular group's performance
at Madison Square Garden. Both provide very limited glimpses into the musicians' personal lives. And both cater to the bands' huge fanbases. But instead of loopy '70s fantasy sequences,
the Jonases stage a music video in Central Park dressed like Gatsby partygoers. Instead of providing the soundtrack to which a generation got, ahem, "Dazed and Confused," the Jonases sing catchy, inoffensive pop tunes girls 6 to 16 everywhere adore. The real difference is that 30 years from now there probably won't be hardcore Jonas Brothers fans to keep this unremarkable concert film in circulation.

Fans Burnin' Up for the boys should be prepared that there's absolutely nothing gossip-worthy in this "documentary" -- unless the sight of Lovato or Swift on stage with the brothers, or for that matter, a peek at Kevin's chest hair, is enough to make you shriek. Think of this event flick as merely a way for the 99-percent of Jonas Brothers devotees who couldn't buy tickets to finally see their concert. Parents should also be prepared -- take earplugs to the theater.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the Jonas Brothers' popularity. What makes the Brothers the latest Disney-anointed phenomenon? 

  • How do they compare to Hannah Montana?

  • Why is their music so appealing to younger kids?

  • Does the concert movie

  • give a real look at the Brothers off stage?

  • What else would you have

  • liked to see about Kevin, Joe, and Nick?

Movie details

Theatrical release date:February 27, 2009
DVD release date:June 30, 2009
Cast:Demi Lovato, Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift
Director:Bruce Hendricks
Studio:Walt Disney Pictures
Genre:Documentary
Topics:Music and sing-along
Run time:76 minutes
MPAA rating:G

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Parent of a 2, 4, 4, 6, and 7 year old Written byLizzy2 January 9, 2010
age 7+
 

Good

Again, my 4 and 7 year olds loved it! We went shopping one dreary afternoon for "boring stuff" as they call it. I can swear that when they saw the marquee that said that the Jonas Brothers movie was playing, they got so excited! Even Joseph, Kaylee, and Kya went in, and Railegh and Alexis loved it, naturally. Alexis and her started bouncing and screaming when Kevin and Joe were shirtless! Luckily it wasn't too crowded, and nobody seemed to mind, but strange... but I guess my daughters liked it!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 12 years old December 2, 2009
age 7+
 

don like it

I hate this lame concert and those jonas brothers!
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 14 years old Written bymattthemovieman June 30, 2009
age 2+
 

OMG ITS THE BOGAS BROTHERS

stupid pointless movie

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