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On the Line

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

So-so story, some vulgar humor in Lance Bass romance.

Movie PG 2001 85 minutes
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N'Sync fans will like ON THE LINE. Lance Bass (who also co-produced) and Joey Fatone appear throughout the movie and are cute. There are a lot of jokes and there is a sweet romance. There are some N'Sync songs on the soundtrack, some good songs by other performers and some cameo appearances by other stars, including Richie Sambora and Brandi.

For parents of kids who want to see the movie and want to know how bad it is: I've seen worse. The script is really terrible, not just dumb but sloppy. Furthermore, the movie unforgiveably wastes the talents of Dave Foley and Jerry Stiller. On the scale of pop star vanity productions that reaches from the depths of Glitter and Can't Stop the Music to the pinnacle of Hard Day's Night, it is not very good but not destined for status as a legendary disaster. It's about as harmless as an average sitcom episode.

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