Family-Faith Film Review: Prom
By Catholic Office of Film and Broadcasting
Prom: Wholesome but ho-hum high school-set romantic comedy in which a variety of teen couples (principally clean-cut class president Aimee Teegarden and mild bad boy Thomas McDonell) discover, renew or lose love in the buildup to the big dance. Though it gathers some emotional momentum as it proceeds, director Joe Nussbaum’s low-key, carefully choreographed social square dance is realistic enough that the characters’ problems seem relatively trivial but sufficiently romanticized that a goodhearted, nerdy underclassman (Nolan Sotillo) gets a shot at besting the captain of the varsity lacrosse team (De’Vaughn Nixon) as they compete for the affections of a fetching sophomore (Danielle Campbell). Appropriate and agreeable — if not especially enthralling — entertainment for all. A-I — general patronage. (PG) 2011
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