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When we first started watching PROM I thought: "here we go - they are going to worshiping prom like it is some important life event." Something happened along the way of PROM that made a lot of sense. There are actual lessons in this movie. There is understanding and compromise. Most importantly there is a subtle lesson about judging others. How many in high school do that? How many after high school do that? I think you know the answers to those questions.

The wonderful thing about the visuals in PROM is the characters are dressed appropriately the majority of the time. It is so nice to watch a movie where the girls are not all busting out, and the boys can't remember where their clothes are. Disney consistently proves over and over again that good movies can be produced without the smut. With all of that stated, there is some violence in PROM. A very short fight is a part of the movie.

PROM has a lot of music in it, but it is not a musical. Which is a good thing because honestly there are few songs in this movie that I enjoyed. I was not against any of the songs, they just did little to nothing for me. The actors and actresses relay their hopes, and dreams in PROM. There is some humor in PROM, which generally revolves around Lloyd trying to find a date to prom.

PROM is chock full of special bonus features. Family Friendly Gaming was provided the Blu-ray + DVD package of PROM. The Last Chance Lloyd is the best bonus feature in my opinion. The humor in it is very high. There are also bloopers, deleted scenes, putting on prom featurette, and seven music videos. One of the music videos caught our eye, and we have downloaded the song to our iPod Touches.

The storyline in PROM is generally predictable. The over-achieving Nova Prescott is putting on prom. When tragedy strikes she gets help from the most unlikely of places - Jesse Richter. Jesse is the long haired, motorcycle riding, last class skipping rebel without a cause. He gets forced to help, and along the way the two of them learn about one another. They learn their pre-conceived notions were dead wrong. They also fall in love.

What makes PROM so fascinating though is there are other characters with storylines just as interesting, The couple who have been together for years, but may be splitting due to colleges in different states. The sports star who is trying to have two women at the same time, and the under classmen who are groping with infatuation. Poor Lloyd can't get how to ask right, but never stops trying.

I did not go to my prom, and neither did Paul. Neither of us had an interest in it. Prom is important to some people and for various reasons. I would not condemn them for going. PROM makes me wonder about how our society has relationships. There are other cultures where they never date, and their marriages last for life. Maybe, just maybe PROM can ignite an interest in ways to avoid so much heart pain.

I love how PROM teaches to not judge a book by its cover. Jesse is doing some wonderful things, and has his priorities straight. He is the kind of a character we can identify with here at Family Friendly Gaming. The actor Thomas McDonell reminds me of a young Johnny Depp. He takes flak for the long hair, but that is another problem our culture has. PROM may not directly address it, but men with long hair face unjust persecution.
- Yolanda


Graphics: 83%
Sound: 79%
Replay/Extras: 88%
Gameplay: 90%
Family Friendly Factor: 81%
System: Blu-ray/DVD
Publisher: Disney
Rating: 'PG
' - Parental Guidance Suggested
{For Mild Language and a Brief Fight}

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