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The Naked Brothers Band: Battle of the Bands

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Tween rockers' lifestyle warrants a reality check.

Movie NR 2007 70 minutes
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age 9+

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age 9+

NAT WOLF IS LAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i hate this movie!!!!!!! an 11 year old boy having a girlfriend and being so seriouse about her???????? Nat wolf is LAME!!!!!!!!!!!

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If your kids haven't been bitten by the Naked Brothers bug yet, you might want to give this weak effort a pass. The Naked Brothers Band's latest made-for-TV movie may get cheers from their many young fans -- but for parents, the response to yet another glorified slice-of-life installment may be altogether different. Battle of the Bands takes the content viewers are used to from the band's previous TV efforts and gooses it even further. The movie glorifies the tweens' unrealistic lifestyle, in which school is never mentioned, parents are mostly absent (the kids are left to fend for themselves in their decked-out mini-bachelor pad), responsibilities of any sort (family commitments, chores, etc.) are non-existent, and they're revered by fans wherever they go. If that isn't enough to turn parents off, there's some pretty iffy sexual content (for tweens, anyway), too. The entire plot revolves around an 11-year-old's obsession with his crush -- to the point that when she takes an interest in someone else, he's rendered practically useless and resorts to staring out the window instead of interacting with friends. There are also a few kissing scenes, and Bobby refers to Rosalina as "hot" and "a good kisser." Even clean-cut Nat gives Rosalina's bottom a quick pat at one point, something that's totally out of character for the soft-spoken band leader.

On the (slim) plus side is the musicians' unarguable talent, particularly Nat, who penned most of the songs on the band's self-titled CD. If your tweens are hardcore fans, be sure to do a reality check with them after this movie to remind them that the lifestyle they see isn't the norm.

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