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The Naked Brothers Band: Polar Bears

By Nancy Davis Kho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Eco-message buried in overly flirty behavior.

Movie NR 2008 67 minutes
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While shallow, this movie can be credited for its effort to focus young fans' attention on global warming and the ongoing plight of the people of New Orleans. (Explanations of just how kids can benefit these causes are skimpy, though.) The young brothers who star in the show, Alex and Nat Wolff (Nat Wolff), write and perform the songs in the movie with endearing sincerity, capably backed by their young cast/bandmates. The treatment of the band by an aggressive press corps may make for interesting family conversation about the limits to privacy and media objectivity.

But in the end the main story is romance between tweens, and that may make some families uncomfortable. Boys and girls alike are shown posturing to attract the attention of the opposite sex, and when the dust finally settles there's kissing and hugging that seems overly mature. Perhaps it's a function of the fact that there is virtually no reliable adult supervision around the "megastar" kids who travel in a luxury bus and don't appear to attend regular school. When one character says she will hold off on love "until I'm 13," the adult audience will heave a sigh of relief.

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