Parents' Guide to

Lemonade Mouth

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Melodic Disney movie has great messages for families.

Movie G 2011 107 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 19 parent reviews

age 10+

A cleaner John Hughes movie

This is reminiscent of the John Hughes 80s movies (Ferris Bueller, 16 Candles, etc) without the things that makes those movies inappropriate.
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age 10+

Great movie! *Trauma trigger*

Great movie overall and great music ! My kids and I were jamming out. Small warning though - Olivia’s dad is in prison and her mom died or left (I can’t remember which). Very similar to my adopted child’s story. We finished the movie fine, but BOY did we have a rough evening! (Not to mention we watched it on Father’s Day *face palm*). I wish I had seen this warning ahead of time, but nothing was written about this on here. Saving the next family a bit of grief!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (19):
Kids say (84):

Based on a book of the same name, LEMONADE MOUTH is an uplifting celebration of the human spirit. The teens' refusal to back down to an establishment that discourages students' talents and interests should be inspirational to viewers of any age. The friends identify a problem that has far-reaching consequences, and they set out to fix it in a way that showcases the moving, unifying nature of music and encourages others to take pride in the gifts they have as well.

Families who tune in to this movie are also treated to a laundry list of positive messages they can discuss at its end. Friendship, empowerment, self-esteem, self-confidence, and the courage to stand up for what you believe in are just a few of the gems to be found here, and each is illustrated in a manner that will ring true with your kids. Besides the social themes, there are plenty that relate to family life, and the movie's message about honest communication between parents and kids is impossible to miss. The movie's only sticking point may be its unavoidable ties to its soundtrack, but rest assured that those same happy messages transfer to the songs' lyrics as well.

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