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Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

HSM spin-off mixes pink finery with positive messages.

Movie NR 2011 89 minutes
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age 8+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 8+


This movie was very PINK and quirky. Sharply from High School Musical goes on a journey to become a famous Broadway star. She has some competition. She has never had i experience what the real world is like. Basically she has one month to become a star or else she comes home and works for her dad. She runs into some issues on the way to become a star. If you like High School Musical than it might like this movie. Especially if Sharpay is your favorite character. 6/10 — What’s in this movie? Kissing - One kiss

This title has:

Great role models
Too much sex
Too much consumerism
age 6+

Very cute and PINK spin-off!

This is a very cute and fun spin-off to the High School Musical movies! I've always loved these movies and got pretty excited when I heard about this one. Sharpay is a little bit of a diva, but I think you can expect that if you've seen the HSM-movies. Except for that it's pretty much a "villain turn good"-story which I think is good and that the kids will really enjoy. This movie may not contain as much music and dancing as in the other movies, but again it's a spin-off and its still fairly good songs enough. Ashley Tisdale delivers once again an AMAZING performance as Sharpay, both in acting and singing! Very cute and fun movie for the whole family, especially if you're a fan of the HSM-movies. And any girl who love pink fashion and design will totally love it! :D

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5):
Kids say (14):

If young viewers thought Sharpay's rich-daddy's-girl antics were fun in High School Musical, seeing her try to make it in NYC will also be a treat. The super-cute pups making eyes at each other is a bonus. Sharpay's film school romantic interest (Austin Robert Butler) also helps keep her grounded in a sweet way.

That said, the songs aren't terribly memorable, and the plot is predictable and derivative -- for five minutes you'll even think you're watching The Devil Wears Prada, then A Star Is Born, with big scoops of Clueless and Legally Blonde mixed in. And just about every dog movie ever made. No matter. That's what a spin-off is all about.

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