From Justin to Kelly
This tale of two American idols, Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini, makes a jump to the big screen in this romantic teen musical. Kelly (Clarkson) is working in a Texas bar serving local jerks when her friends, Alexa (Katherine Bailess) and Kaya (Anika Noni Rose) convince her to use her vacation to get away and have some fun in Miami, Florida. When they arrive there, Alexa and Kaya want to party and meet guys, but Kelly just isnt into those things. Soon, a trio of college guys from Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Posse, arrives at the beach. Justin (Guarini) and Brandon (Greg Siff), are party promoters and Eddie (Brian Dietzen), the nerd of the trio, has come along for the ride to meet a girl hes been talking to on the Internet. Five of the six major characters in the film develop a relationship with someone of the opposite sex. Brandon connects with a local female beach police officer that seems to be ready to write him a ticket for everything he does wrong. Eddie searches all week for his Internet sweetie. Kaya hooks up with a local waiter named Carlos. Alexa wants love, but cant seem to find a guy who will love her instead of wanting sex from her (of course, it doesnt help that she throws herself at guys). Then Kelly meets Justin. Its instant attraction. All is well in the beginning but then circumstances (manipulated by a jealous Alexa) keep them apart for most of the Spring Break week. Will true love win in the end? Youll have to go see the movie for yourself to find out the answer to that question.
Thank goodness, this was a musical. I love to listen to Justin and Kelly sing but their acting did not impress me. But then again thats not what they do. Singing is what they do and singing is what they need to stick to. The movie did not have many negative elements, however, I must mention the ones it did contain. There was some bad language, and lots of partying and alcohol, although not so much by the main characters. There were girls in bikinis throughout the movie and there were underlying sexual implications. There was also some dirty dancing. For these reasons, Preview must give this movie a negative overall rating.
20th Century Fox
Several (5) times Hell
One time. For the love of God
No violence other than a slight pushing scene between two guys.
Most of the scenes are at the beach, so there are many scenes with girls in bikinis and guys with their shirts off.
None, but a comment is made by one guy to another guy that their having a drink together cannot turn into anything else. The comment is meant as a joke.
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog:
Few times. Dirty dancing in a few scenes, guys talk about picking up hot chicks, girls talk about hot guys, there is a whipped cream bikini contest, guy hooks up with a female cop at the end of the movie and he asks her if she has her handcuffs on her.
Many times throughout the film. Although, the six main characters are not seen drinking that much, some of them do drink and there are many partying/bar scenes in the movie
In one scene, the guys are discussing how much more fun one night stands are than
committing to a relationship.
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