Release Date: August 14, 2009
Distributor: Summit Entertainment
Director: Todd Graff
Screenwriter: Josh A. Cagan, Todd Graff
Cast: Alyson Michalka, Vanessa Hudgens, Gaelen Connell, Lisa Kudrow, Scott Porter, Tim Jo, Ryan Donowho, Elvy Yost, Lisa Chung, Charlie Saxton
Genre: Family, Musical
Synopsis: Aly Michalka ("Phil of the Future," pop duo Aly and AJ) and Vanessa Hudgens ("High School Musical 1 & 2," "High School Musical 3") join Gaelan Connell ("Chocolat"), Scott Porter ("Speed Racer") and Lisa Kudrow ("Friends") in the music-driven comedy "Bandslam." When gifted singer-songwriter Charlotte Banks (Michalka) asks new kid in town Will Burton (Connell) to manage her fledgling rock band, she appears to have just one goal in mind: go head-to-head against her egotistical musician ex-boyfriend, Ben (Porter), at the biggest event of the year, a battle of the bands.
Against all odds, their band develops a sound all its own with a real shot at success in the contest. Meanwhile, romance brews between Will and Sam (Hudgens), who plays a mean guitar and has a voice to die for. When disaster strikes, it's time for the band to make a choice: Do they admit defeat, or face the music and stand up for what they believe in?
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