So the parent’s make dumb, predictable mistakes or are mostly absent from the lives of their teenagers thus a somewhat typical Disney movie. But the non-typical moments are striking, in a refreshing way. First, the team sport depicted is lacrosse, not football. Second, a prom movie that doesn’t glorify losing your virginity along the way. And third, no mention of potential alternate lifestyle angst. Wow!
The primary moral of this tale is that while fun in the moment, high school is not the defining be all, end all that the musicals would have you believe it to be. Relationships are important but based on the superficial criteria of cliques and looks fade, as the future knocks and the door to the unknown opens wide. One last lesson, don’t miss out on the moments worth celebrating! Good lessons, in a light but fun movie.