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what age is High School Musical suitable for?

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redheadmum Thu 23-Oct-08 18:35:13

I have a (just) 6 yr old DD and she has come home talking about High School Musical. She wants to watch it of course.

I know you can't miss it at the moment, but I had it pegged for an older audience - kinda teen.

what kind of story line is it? and is it suitable for her age?

(and yes I'm totally out of what's going on!)

orangehead Thu 23-Oct-08 18:39:14

1 and 2 are fine for that age, I wont comment on 3 as not seen it yet but sure it will probably be fine to My 5 and 6 year old have seen it. Ds1 loves it but dont think his school friends know he does

pagwatch Thu 23-Oct-08 18:41:39

46 ?
<<hopeful expression>>

DD is looking forward to it and some of her friends are going tomorrow. She is six. And knows lots of the words already <<sigh>>

sagacious Thu 23-Oct-08 18:43:04

My 4 year old knows all the songs but can't be bothered with the story lines.
IMO 6 is fine
I've wizzed through it on sky + and it all seems very tame (and Troy wotsis face wears a hideous tracksuit and the girl moons around a lot looking crap and girly and annoying .. a bit like grease but without the oomph)

redheadmum Thu 23-Oct-08 18:44:27

I haven't seen any of them as she's my oldest and we haven't got into all that yet ..

what is it about? basic plot???

RubyRioja Thu 23-Oct-08 18:44:51

fine for 6yo - teens would pee their pants laughing.

We are going to HM3 tomorrow!

RubyRioja Thu 23-Oct-08 18:45:26

plot = bowdlerised romeo/juliet/sandy/danny

v harmless

pagwatch Thu 23-Oct-08 18:45:42

it is not nearly as filthy as grease!
remember rizzo asking JT if he was off to 'flog his log'

sagacious Thu 23-Oct-08 18:46:41

swotty girl meets hunky jock
singing competition
nasty girl wants to win
dire dance numbers and caterwalling songs
love conquers all
disney make a fortune

RubyRioja Thu 23-Oct-08 18:46:49

I don't think Troy and Gab even kiss do they?

Tamarto Thu 23-Oct-08 18:47:26

Tween maybe but i imagine the majority of teens would see it as sad.

IMO It's fine for a 6 year old, my dd is 4 and loves it, as has been said she has no interest in the shit sorylines, just loves the singing and dancing.

sagacious Thu 23-Oct-08 18:48:26

I originally thought Sharpei (sic) was a dog .. very confusing

Turniphead1 Thu 23-Oct-08 19:35:40

It's alarmingly tame imho grin. Totally fine for a 6 year old - my 5 year old watched it (and I am quite strict about content)

littlelapin Thu 23-Oct-08 19:36:05

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cory Fri 24-Oct-08 09:03:23

They'd have to be very late-developing teens. My 11yo has outgrown it long ago.

christywhisty Fri 24-Oct-08 10:25:37

I wouldn't say late developer, my nieces enjoyed it when they were 15 and 16, they aren't late developers and one of them we used to call a "mini goth"

My DD is 11 (very bright and mature for her age) and all her friends are still into HSM and will be going to see it.

cory Fri 24-Oct-08 12:59:27

christywhisty on Fri 24-Oct-08 10:25:37
I wouldn't say late developer, my nieces enjoyed it when they were 15 and 16, they aren't late developers and one of them we used to call a "mini goth"

That sounds more like a kind of post-modern enjoyment iyswim. Surely no 15yo could take it seriously?

lottien Fri 24-Oct-08 13:27:01

LOL Sagacious for both posts grin. DD is 6 and has seen One and Two but I can't tell the difference. The only dangerous thing about it is its total inanity. She keeps looking longingly at the posters for three ....help.

christywhisty Fri 24-Oct-08 14:02:55

Actual I think it's the Zac Ephron influencewink

RubyRioja Fri 24-Oct-08 17:36:37

omg - just been to see it
Made my eyes bleed
I believe I actually cringed
The scenes with Troy's angst were particularly painful

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