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Kat and the Band

By Alistair Lawrence, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Poor music comedy-drama has mild swearing and crude humor.

Movie NR 2020 92 minutes
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More rock 'n' stroll than rock 'n' roll, almost everything about this comedy-drama is tame and dated. From its youthful characters only name-checking classic rock bands and aging indie artists, to the limp pop-rock played by Dollar Days -- the band the script requires its characters get overly excited about -- Kat and the Band lacks a much needed spark.

Dougie Poynter -- bassist for British pop-rock band McFly -- puts in one of several performances that have all the impact of a flat note, while lead actor Hunt does her best to bring to life a protagonist who is as entitled and condescending as she is passionate and ambitious. Still, like any passable pop song, if you don't concentrate too hard or expect too much, there is some escapism to be found among the clichés.

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