The Cheetah Girls 2

 
A worthy sequel to the original fan favorite.
  • Review Date: November 28, 2006
  • Rated: G
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2006
  • Running Time: 96 minutes

What parents need to know

Positive messages

The girls are good role models who cherish their racial diversity, value education, promote independence, and make thoughtful decisions. Their friendship is based on honesty and mutual respect. Parents have close relationships with their daughters and help them through emotionally difficult times.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff

A few mild kissing scenes and some flirtatious exchanges.

Language

Occasional uses of "Oh, my God," but nothing stronger.

Consumerism

Wardrobes are very trendy, and the show's musical bent could be seen as a commercial for the accompanying soundtrack.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie -- a sequel to the immensely popular The Cheetah Girls -- is more mature and much less hyper than the original. The characters have aged, and their flair for drama has taken a backseat to introspective decision making and goal setting, making them more realistic (and positive) role models. The girls face dilemmas about exploring new relationships (including a boy/girl one) without hurting existing friendships and striving for their own dreams while still contributing to a team effort. Parents play an integral role in guiding the girls over the bumpy road of adolescence.

What's the story?

It's the summer before their senior year of high school, and the singing quartet, the Cheetahs, plan to spend the next few months rehearsing. But Chanel (Adrienne Bailon) learns that she'll be going to Barcelona, Spain. Luckily, the Cheetahs find an ad for an amateur musical competition in Barcelona. Fearless leader Galleria (Raven-Symone) gets the group an audition, they make the cut, and Galleria's mom agrees to chaperone the trip. But foreign soil provides lots of distractions for the girls, who go their separate ways far too much for Galleria's liking. Recalling that her control-freak tendencies nearly ruined their friendship, she hangs back and waits for them to return for rehearsals. Unfortunately for Galleria, Dorinda (Sabrina Bryan) has a new love interest; Aquanetta (Kiely Williams) gets bitten by the fashion bug; and Chanel hits it off with a talented Spanish singer whose mom is bent on breaking up The Cheetah Girls.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

With the same talented cast, terrific new music, and a thoughtful storyline, Disney's sequel is even better than the first Cheetah Girls. This one is filled with positive messages about self-reliance, loyalty, and strength of character. Lessons about the perils of pre-judging people and the damaging effects of selfishness are intricately woven into the plot. Break-out song-and-dance scenes give the movie the feel of a musical and offer chances for all four singers to shine, which is a positive change from the original and underscores the girls' messages of fairness and respect.

And once again, the girls must strike a balance between their personal goals and those of the group. Their renewed respect for each other highlights the growing maturity that makes the Cheetahs even more likable this time around than they were in the original movie.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about maintaining friendships during life changes. How can existing relationships be affected by new people in your life? Have you ever been jealous over a friend's interest in someone else? Parents can also discuss the importance of setting goals and staying focused on your dreams. What are your hopes for the future? What steps will you take to get there?

Movie details

Theatrical release date:August 24, 2006
DVD release date:November 28, 2006
Cast:Adrienne Bailon, Raven Symone, Sabrina Bryan
Director:Kenny Ortega
Studio:Walt Disney Pictures
Genre:Family and Kids
Topics:Friendship, High school, Music and sing-along
Run time:96 minutes
MPAA rating:G
MPAA explanation:all audiences

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Kid, 11 years old April 9, 2008
age 0+
 

if you like music you should get this cd or watch the movie.

I think that this movie should be a rating for ages 4 and up because there are no bad words or no bad things or inappropriate things.. that is my opinion on the cheetah girls.
Adult Written bymomof3! April 9, 2008
age 0+
 

Great for younger viewers!

My 8-year-old loves this movie! It's not my favorite, but the girls show a great message.
Parent of a 8, 11, 14, and 16 year old Written by_Heidi_ October 13, 2010
age 6+
 

Great family movie

My girls love this movie, I myself like it too, they also have very positive music. I would recommend it to anyone. Actually all of the cheetah girl's movies are great for the family!
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