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By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Tween DJ movie mixes up a sweet coming-of-age story.

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age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 5+

Fun Family Film

I love the fact that the movie focuses on Indian American character and culture. Growing up with Disney Channel original movies and being a minority I didn’t see much representation so seeing the diversity was nice. My son (5) and I both enjoyed it especially the music. The sad bits where they talk about her moms passing did make my son a little sad. He did ask what Holi was which lead to great conversation (after I did research) and we had our own “festival” on paper and did a bunch of artwork by throwing color on white paper. It was nice that it opened a channel of conversation. I love the family relationship represented with a loving father and fantastically wonder grandmother. Overall a great family film. Just know typical teen crush movie, little hand holding, guy turns out to the traitor, girl find inner strength… If you’re offended by mid drift skin showing - well many traditional Indian outfits show a little belly. What can I say - the costumes are lovely and there’s nothing overtly sexual

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 6+
Loved this movie—was glad to see a movie that focused on an Indian cultural heritage and that showed young women DJing and making electronic music. Overall pretty great. Some relationship peril that might be scary for little kids. Really beautifully shot.

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Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (3 ):

This musical romance follows the formula of many past Disney Channel movies with a crush, a high-school kid excelling at their chosen hobby, and a pretty predictable plot. Spin does have great music, as well as fantastic on-screen representation with an Indian-American lead and supporting cast. The story starts off pretty slow, but by the end of the movie, kids will be pulling for the charismatic lead character Rhea. Overall, Rhea is a wonderful role model who is trying to balance her dad's expectations, being a good friend, and following her heart (and failing along the way). She does get into her new deejaying hobby due to a crush, but when her crush lets her down, she doesn't try to win him back. Instead, she aims to beat him at a DJ competition, and feels empowered with her newfound passion. Spin isn't breaking any cinematic ground, but kids will enjoy this sweet coming-of-age story and celebration of Indian-American culture.

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