I just watched for the first but certainly not last time the movie "Bandslam". "Bandslam" conveys a more meaningful theme about high school and fitting in than one might presume based upon the film's genre, stars, and target audience.
Bandslam - Summary
A somewhat socially challenged kid, Will Burton (Gaelan Connell) has had it rough at school, so when his mom announces that she has taken a new job, Will is not all that upset that they will have to move. As it turns out, Will gets really lucky; everyone in his new school is completely obsessed with his main love in life -- music. Will happens to enroll at his new school just in time for Bandslam, an intense battle of the bands that has the student body buzzing.
Surprisingly, Will also becomes fast friends with a couple of girls at school: Sa5m (the "5" is silent, played by Vanessa Hudgens), a pretty girl who has a few social issues herself; and Charolette Banks (Aly Michalka), a popular beauty who is hoping to win Bandslam with her band and beat her ex-boyfriend Ben's (Scott Porter) band.
Before long, Charlotte finds out about the incredible musical talent Will's been hiding under a bushel, and she asks him to manage her wannabe rock band. With his ear for sound and his eye for talent, Will has the band blasting out a sound all their own in no time. But just when the band members think they may actually have a chance, tragedy strikes, and the past comes back to haunt them. Now that he has others counting on him, Will must find the courage to rise up from the disappointment and figure out who his true friends are. THIS IS A MOVIE TO ENJOY FOR A VERY LONG TIME I GIVE IT 5 STARS TIMES 5.