Standing Ovation

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Tween musical competition with mean behavior, name-calling.

PG 2010 106 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 24 reviews

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age 8+

A movie most ages can enjoy!

I first watched this movie when I was a child, and I loved it! I still enjoy it to this day! The songs are catchy and the main character is a very motivated and inspiring young woman. However, the older girls in the rival singing group are very rude and catty to the younger girls. There are a lot of insults thrown around like "geek, freak, nerd, idiot, and stupid". Other than that, I believe this to be a very kid-friendly movie.

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age 18+


This movie is a disgrace to all society. I can't believe I let my girls watch this. They are 11, 9, and 2 (well, my 2 year old was in bed so my older girls and I watched this). After painfully sitting through this movie, we declared it the worst movie on Earth. It certainly is! Seriously, as another receiver mentioned, the crude humor. Passing gas, and a girl puking in another boy's MOUTH? There are many curse words throughout this movie, and there is a girl trying to fight off people with bugs. There is kissing, and people repeatedly calling eachother "losers". Whoever made this movie, are you SERIOUS?

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