NO LIMIT KIDS: MUCH ADO ABOUT MIDDLE SCHOOL

"Singing in Middle School"

Quality: Content: +2 "GOOD"
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Content:

(BBB, V) Very strong moral worldview teaching children not to lie, not to fight, not to cheat, and other cardinal virtues; no foul language; fight almost started with pushing but that’s it; no sex but talk about dating; no nudity; no alcohol; no smoking; and, nothing else objectionable.

Summary:

NO LIMIT KIDS is an entertaining movie about middle school kids who like to sing trying to raise money to save a rundown theater from being torn down. NO LIMIT KIDS is well worth watching. Bad behavior is rebuked, good behavior is commended, and there’s a good story arc where good triumphs over evil.

Review:

NO LIMIT KIDS is an entertaining movie about middle school. In fact it’s a musical set in a middle school setting. It uses a technique well that often turns into a disaster, that is, characters talking to the camera.
Ashton, who lives with his grandmother, is headed to middle school. He says there are four groups in middle school: the jocks who pick on everybody, the cheerleaders who talk about jocks or shoes, the nerds whom he doesn’t want to be associated with, and the others. Ashton is one of the others, a little pudgy, not an athlete, bright, and nice. He hesitates on his way to his first day at school and even spends some time talking to Charlie who appears to be the town’s homeless guy. Charlie plays a mean harmonica, and Ashton likes to sing.
Meanwhile, Celeste, a cheerleader, is having problems of her own. Her parents divorced this summer, she doesn’t have a boyfriend, and the other cheerleaders think they’re better than she is. She also likes to sing.
Zach, one of the big athletes on campus, picks on Ashton. As Ashton runs away from him, he hides in an old rundown theater where Charlie seems to live. Ashton sings, and Charlie thinks he’s pretty good.
Eventually, Ashton, Celeste and Celeste’s best friend come to the theater after school to perform. They find out from Celeste’s father that the theater is going to be torn down and turned into a strip mall. So, wanting to save the theater and Charlie’s home, they decide to put on Shakespeare’s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING to raise money to buy the theater.
NO LIMIT KIDS is entertaining. The singing is wonderful. There is some flat dialogue and silly moments, and the talking to the camera doesn’t always work, but overall NO LIMIT KIDS is well worth watching. Bad behavior is rebuked, good behavior is commended, and there’s a good story arc in that good triumphs over evil. In the process, all the children have to learn to be better.
That said, there’s not a big market for middle school movies, even though there are a lot of middle schoolers. Why? Because middle schoolers want to feel older and see older movies. As family viewing goes, however, this movie has lots of heart and soul!

In Brief:

NO LIMIT KIDS is an entertaining movie about middle school. Ashton, who lives with his grandmother, is headed to middle school. Ashton is a little pudgy, not an athlete, bright, and nice. He hesitates on his way to his first day at school and even spends some time talking to Charlie, who appears to be the town’s homeless guy. Charlie plays a mean harmonica, and Ashton likes to sing. Eventually, Ashton and two of his school friends go to a rundown theater after school to perform. They find out the theater is going to be torn down. So, wanting to save the theater, they decide to put on Shakespeare’s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING to raise money to buy the theater.
NO LIMIT KIDS is entertaining. The singing is wonderful. There is some flat dialogue and silly moments, and the talking to the camera doesn’t always work, but overall NO LIMIT KIDS is well worth watching. Bad behavior is rebuked, good behavior is commended, and there is a good story arc in that good triumphs over evil. In the process, all the children have to learn to be better.
HEADLINE: ** Singing in Middle School **
Title: NO LIMIT KIDS: MUCH ADO ABOUT MIDDLE SCHOOL
Quality: * * * Acceptability: +2
WARNING CODES:
Language: None
Violence: V
Sex: None
Nudity: None
RATING: Not Rated
RELEASE: April 6, 2010
TIME: TBD
STARRING: Bill Cobbs, Lee Meriwether, Ashton Harrell, Celeste Kellogg, Amanda Waters, Blake Michael
DIRECTOR: Dave Moody
PRODUCERS: Dave Moody, Josh Moody
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: N/A
WRITER: Josh Moody
BASED ON THE NOVEL/PLAY BY: N/A
DISTRIBUTOR: Elevating Entertainment Motion Pictures
CONTENT: (BBB, V) Very strong moral worldview teaching children not to lie, not to fight, not to cheat, and other cardinal virtues; no foul language; fight almost started with pushing but that’s it; no sex but talk about dating; no nudity; no alcohol; no smoking; and, nothing else objectionable.
GENRE: Musical
INTENDED AUDIENCE:
REVIEWER: Ted Baehr
REVIEW: NO LIMIT KIDS is an entertaining movie about middle school. In fact it’s a musical set in a middle school setting. It uses a technique well that often turns into a disaster, that is, characters talking to the camera.
Ashton, who lives with his grandmother, is headed to middle school. He says there are four groups in middle school: the jocks who pick on everybody, the cheerleaders who talk about jocks or shoes, the nerds whom he doesn’t want to be associated with, and the others. Ashton is one of the others, a little pudgy, not an athlete, bright, and nice. He hesitates on his way to his first day at school and even spends some time talking to Charlie who appears to be the town’s homeless guy. Charlie plays a mean harmonica, and Ashton likes to sing.
Meanwhile, Celeste, a cheerleader, is having problems of her own. Her parents divorced this summer, she doesn’t have a boyfriend, and the other cheerleaders think they’re better than she is. She also likes to sing.
Zach, one of the big athletes on campus, picks on Ashton. As Ashton runs away from him, he hides in an old rundown theater where Charlie seems to live. Ashton sings, and Charlie thinks he’s pretty good.
Eventually, Ashton, Celeste and Celeste’s best friend come to the theater after school to perform. They find out from Celeste’s father that the theater is going to be torn down and turned into a strip mall. So, wanting to save the theater and Charlie’s home, they decide to put on Shakespeare’s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING to raise money to buy the theater.
NO LIMIT KIDS is entertaining. The singing is wonderful. There is some flat dialogue and silly moments, and the talking to the camera doesn’t always work, but overall NO LIMIT KIDS is well worth watching. Bad behavior is rebuked, good behavior is commended, and there’s a good story arc in that good triumphs over evil. In the process, all the children have to learn to be better.
That said, there’s not a big market for middle school movies, even though there are a lot of middle schoolers. Why? Because middle schoolers want to feel older and see older movies. As family viewing goes, however, this movie has lots of heart and soul!
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SUMMARY: NO LIMIT KIDS is an entertaining movie about middle school kids who like to sing trying to raise money to save a rundown theater from being torn down. NO LIMIT KIDS is well worth watching. Bad behavior is rebuked, good behavior is commended, and there’s a good story arc where good triumphs over evil.
IN BRIEF:
NO LIMIT KIDS is an entertaining movie about middle school. Ashton, who lives with his grandmother, is headed to middle school. Ashton is a little pudgy, not an athlete, bright, and nice. He hesitates on his way to his first day at school and even spends some time talking to Charlie, who appears to be the town’s homeless guy. Charlie plays a mean harmonica, and Ashton likes to sing. Eventually, Ashton and two of his school friends go to a rundown theater after school to perform. They find out the theater is going to be torn down. So, wanting to save the theater, they decide to put on Shakespeare’s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING to raise money to buy the theater.
NO LIMIT KIDS is entertaining. The singing is wonderful. There is some flat dialogue and silly moments, and the talking to the camera doesn’t always work, but overall NO LIMIT KIDS is well worth watching. Bad behavior is rebuked, good behavior is commended, and there is a good story arc in that good triumphs over evil. In the process, all the children have to learn to be better.