Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Sunday School Musical|
Actor: Sunday School Musical
Genres: Kids & Family, Musicals & Performing Arts
Wholesome family entertainment that both parents and children can enjoy! This original production currently being filmed in Los Angeles joins the library of successful family oriented musicals such as Grease, and the Hi... more »
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Elizabeth B. (bethieof96) from NINETY SIX, SC
Reviewed on 5/30/2013...
These group of people have a real heart to sing to GOD and try to be the best of all choirs. Very interesting on what some people will do to become # 1.
Christa S. from ANDERSON, IN
Reviewed on 10/29/2009...
My 11 year old really enjoyed this movie. It is awesome to have some choices in movies that are still fun, have all the elements of things that appeal to kids, but wholesome plots. Thanks to the producers!
Get up and dance...
E. Peterson | St Paul, MN | 11/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"We just rented this from Red Box, and from someone who happens to enjoy family-friendly low-budget Christian films, Sunday School Musical is a lot of fun. Very clean, unless you decide to count the brief kiss at the very end. It's not a high-end theatrical blockbuster, but for an all-ages family movie night we thoroughly enjoyed it.
There's a scene where the main character breaks into song and dance and is getting the others to join in. My 6-year-old decides to join in too and gets the rest of us to as well. It made for a memorable night.
Great music. Great dancing. Join in and have some fun."
These "Christian" Kids sported bad attitudes most of the tim
Esther LINDSEY | USA | 03/15/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Two homeschooled families who love HSM sat down tonight to watch this very fun-looking HSM take-off flick. We didn't mind it was a copy of HSM but were looking forward to it!
As we watched the movie, I heard our 13 year olds remark of the bad attitudes all these kids had during most of the movie. The movie begins with bad attitudes and hearts as 2 choirs compete and the better choir brags and puts down the other team. Then when the main character learned he has to move, his `best friend' and him get in a fight and again need attitudes adjustments. The two main characters also get mad at their parents for something that is out of their control - which is moving in with an Aunt because of a lay-off and the previous death of the mother. My kids noticed that the parents apologize but the teens don't. These are only a few examples.
Not only that, there was a small kiss at the end by the two main characters and we didn't see any relational commitments established during the movie. Even though our kids are encouraged to court, they were shocked that two Christian kids would kiss each other with no apparent dating/courting status behind it. They jaws dropped. Like it's "OK" to just kiss someone on the lips because you like each other. Where is the self-control? That can lead to other things.
And the music isn't as catchy as HSM. It's more old style beat boxing rap with both traditional and gospel choirs type music
But I still gave it 2 stars because there were a few shining moments. The main character speaks about trusting God, though all along it didn't seem that way. He grows in grace. Then he brings the two rival groups together and shows compassion. The ending song makes up for some of the songs that needed their lyrics given attitudes adjustments.
But for the most-part we were very disappointed with the movie and it is mediocre at best. There's little talk of God, but a lot of "God stuff" You know, the fluff of Christianity but no backbone - until the main character hears a sermon and from that point on, the movie got a little better. But I'm not planning on seeing it anytime soon. I mean, how good is it when even my kids were picking up bad attitude, the lack of Godliness in it and at the end said, "The teens in the original HSM series treated each other better than those in this move!" For the most part, I have to agree.
One more thing - If this is what most Christians feel is top-notch stuff, Lord help us! It was VERY watered down Christianity and I felt showed some of the characters hypocrital as well.
Church vs. School .... overall not bad
cartoon starving | from illinois | 01/20/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"ok, this is by far not the best musical I have seen. When it competes against major musicals, cats, phantom of the opera, beauty and the beast, joseph and the technicolor dream coat, or basically the popular music on broadway. or Other movie musicals like willy wonka, Doctor Dolittle, Grease.
Now it may not be that great, but in comparison to movie musical direct to dvd as is our competitor "High school Musical" it holds up pretty well.
couple things to keep in mind, first this movie was directed in thirteen days, made by young first timers and unlike high school musical it had kids that were of what appeared to be high school age, it also had a low budget. Not to metion that it had a clear message, be at times watered down (like at the end with the judges decision) but the movie holds itself up pretty well
my favorite songs, I cannot think of the names but, the one in the beginning where zach and his friend from church are fighting, and where the geek with glasses that just happens to be the bully???... fights with the main girl in the choir.
It is a good film as a break from Disney's musical versions that have probably been seen so many times that they get stuck in your head and you end up humming them in line at the post office or at the supermarket.
In the world of tv movies this is a worthy component
in a letter grade of "A" being Lord of the rings and
"F" being Plan 9 from outer space
this movie ranks a solid "C", it's not great, but it's not that bad either. In any case if you like the musicals on the disney channel or have kids that do, I highly suggest that you watch this seemly bogus takeoff, it could be better than you give it credit for."