Parents' Guide to

Taking 5

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Like, this silly movie's for the slumber party set only.

Movie PG 2007 87 minutes
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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Okay...Good but not Great.

I think this movie is ehh. Better than High School Musical. But not by much. That being said, the place this movie lacks in is script. Comes off as cheesy. Also, there is a lot of words that are inappropriate for younger ears. I like the movie but it's in the bottom 50% for me.

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (1):

Tween movies can be so much better than this sorry attempt. Sure it has some eye candy -- like cute girls who drool over their favorite boy band and the handsome boy band playing as a favor at a high school. The members of Click Five play the pop band 5 Leo Rise, and as novice actors, they seem to waver between being jaded and being playful. And no wonder: The guys are bombarded with screaming fans whose open mouths and smeary mascara become standard fare.

There are no deep moments here or surprises -- just some stagy scenes where the actors try to pull off the lukewarm script. Kind of like a sugar high that drops as quickly as it came on.

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