In honor of National Lemonade Day, I have decided to do a movie review of Disney’s Lemonade Mouth. Lemonade Mouth can be found on Disney+ and I recommend it. The movie is over a decade old but the music is timeless.
When five ragtag freshmen first meet in detention, it seems they have nothing in common. But through music, they form an unbreakable bond and discover they have the makings of the greatest high school garage band in history. Olivia, Stella, Wen, Mohini, and Charlie will need to learn to lean on each other if they want to book the gig of their dreams.
Bridgit Mendler, Naomi Scott, Adam Hicks, Blake Michael, and Hayley Kiyoko play the ragtag team of five. As the synopsis said, these five meet in detention, also known as the music room. The music teacher goes to argue with the principal about the squalor conditions her music department was left in to make room for the steller sports department.
When the teacher leaves, the students are told to clean the instruments. Cleaning led to playing instruments and a band is formed. It isn’t as easy going as you might expect. Styles clash and everyone is about ready to quit and that’s when they find their groove. A few more hiccups along their journey and a few more sessions in detention later, they eventually make it big.
One reason I like this movie so much is due to the cast. I loved Bridgit Mendler in the early seasons of Good Luck Charlie. If you haven’t read my Disney Live-Action v. Animation, I recommend it. I think Naomi Scott did Princess Jasmine justice in the live-action version of Aladdin. Adam Hicks: I didn’t really like on other Disney Shows like Pair of Kings and Zeke and Luther, but I really like his character in this movie. Blake Michael, who has also been in Dog with a Blog, plays a drummer stuck in his older, soccer-playing, brother. I liked him in Lemonade Mouth and Dog with a Blog. Hayley Kiyoko plays a misunderstood rebel who lives with a family of geniuses. I like her character here as well as when she played a hacker turned cyber expert on CSI: Cyber.
The second reason I like this movie is the music. As stated the style is timeless and there is no age limit on who should watch this movie. When it first came out, I made my parents watch it with me and they both loved the music. Even now my mom will watch the movie on her own just to listen to the music. Even my dad, who doesn’t always appreciate my Disney craze, loves this movie and its music.
Watching Lemonade Mouth is the perfect way to celebrate National Lemonade Day. Happy watching!