No good female role models.
A clean, fluffy, cornball movie that is appropriate for most kids, in the typical Disney fashion. However, I do NOT agree that the lead female character (Jessica, played by newcomer Danielle Campbell) is in any way a good role model. She is condescending towards her older sister, Sara, and shows almost zero sisterly affection or understanding for her celebrity obsession. It's perfectly normal for young girls to have their celebrity crushes, as long as they don't go overboard. I would sooner worry about girls who are "haters" and make fun of other people's hobbies or passions. The stereotypical portrayal of the "crazed fan" is getting so old.
What's more disturbing however, is the way Jessica exhibits an extreme level of rudeness to a total stranger, famous pop star "Christopher Wilde" (played by Sterling Knight), on whom she passes every cliche judgment without bothering to get to know him first. He's good looking, rich and famous so he MUST be a jerk--right? Sometimes she is downright cruel, telling Christopher that his life is "fake", which is why he is not worth befriending. Eventually Jessica comes around and gives him a chance to prove his "realness", but her default behavior is unacceptable. Teaching kids to automatically latch onto the worst in people is the reason why they grow up with such cynicism and angst. I don't think any parent would wish for a daughter like Jessica, who showed unreasonable hostility towards a boy who was only trying to do the right thing by her (ex. bringing her to the hospital when he accidentally hurt her).
Furthermore, the underage girls in this movie also engage in irresponsible behavior which would have disastrous repercussions in the real world. Going out to clubs, walking in dark alleys alone, and getting into a car with a stranger?! In HOLLYWOOD no less, just about the worst place for kids to pull those stunts.
Positive side: Sterling Knight is a fairly talented actor who does well with the teeny-bopper material he's given. He is the only reason I watched this in the first place, but I hope in the future he's given roles that are less shallow or slapstick. I enjoyed his singing, especially the song, "Hero".