Jem and the Holograms
Jem and the Holograms
- 1h 58m
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Small-town girl Jerrica (Aubrey Peeples, TV's Nashville) lives an unexceptional life…until she takes on a secret identity inspired by her music. She becomes Jem: the bold, stunning and absolutely fearless global superstar! But when it seems that she may lose touch with the things that really matter, Jerrica and her band of sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey, discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. Directed by Jon M. Chu (Step Up franchise) and starring Juliette Lewis (TV's Secrets and Lies) and Molly Ringwald (TV's The Secret Life of the American Teenager), Jem and the Holograms is a fun, music-filled, inspirational adventure about finding your own voice.
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Critics Consensus: Jem and the Holograms ignores its source material's goofy charm in favor of bland by-the-numbers drama.
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Common Sense Says
Strong messages can't save otherwise so-so adaptation.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Jem and the Holograms is a live-action adaptation of the popular late '80s cartoon about Jerrica, a young woman who disguises herself as "Jem" when she performs. The movie is aimed at tweens, particularly girls, and stays appropriate enough for preteens. There are a couple of kisses; a mouthed "oh, s--t" (plus a couple of uses of words like "hell" and "ass"); and a scene featuring a shirtless young man wearing only a towel (the camera lingers on his chest). In one sequence, Jerrica and her sisters sneak onto the Santa Monica Pier and jump off of it to escape the police, and, in another, two characters also sneak into a building. Otherwise, there's nothing overly edgy about this story that encourages being true to yourself and expressing who you are creatively. But adults intrigued by the nostalgia factor should know there are major differences between the animated series and the movie.
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- Genre:Drama, Family
- Release Date:October 23, 2015
- Audio Format:5.1
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