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Spectacular! (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Family, Musical | TV Movie 16 February 2009
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A high school choir is fading in popularity, as it continues to lose most of its' members one by one. A wannabe rock singer is convinced to join the choir, in hopes of winning the upcoming competition and cash prize.

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Robert Iscove

Writer:

James Krieg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nolan Gerard Funk ... Nikko Alexander
Tammin Sursok ... Courtney
Victoria Justice ... Tammi
Simon Curtis ... Royce
Andrea Lewis ... Robin
Harris Allan ... Eric
Joel Ballard ... Caspian
Avan Jogia ... Tajid
Kevin McNulty ... Uncle Sam
Shannon Chan-Kent ... Janet
Christopher Jacot ... Stavros
Britt Irvin ... Amy
Greg Germann ... Mr. Romano
Jean-Luc Bilodeau ... Star Spangled Boy
Venus Terzo ... Marion
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A high school choir is fading in popularity, as it continues to lose most of its' members one by one. A wannabe rock singer is convinced to join the choir, in hopes of winning the upcoming competition and cash prize.

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Comedy | Family | Musical

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spectacular! See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Colton Haynes auditioned for the role of Royce Du Lac. See more »

Quotes

Courtney: Wow. That looked painful.
Nikko Alexander: Which part? The part where my band stabbed me in the back or when my girlfriend turned the knife?
Courtney: Both. Either. Uh
[extends her hand]
Courtney: I'm Courtney. Lane.
[When Nikko doesn't respond, she takes her hand back]
Courtney: Can I talk to you, please?
Nikko Alexander: I'm not really in the mood to socialize, thanks.
[Walks past her to go back into the club]
Courtney: [Turns around to follow him, but stays in place] Just five minutes, please. It's not like you have anything better to do.
[...]
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References My Little Pony Tales (1992) See more »

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Lonely Love Song
Performed by Victoria Justice and Simon Curtis
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Nothing New, But Not Horrible Either
18 February 2009 | by zachoskinsSee all my reviews

Spectacular! has been called Nickelodeon's answer to "High School Musical", and indeed seems to be aimed at the same audience. I've been told that it resembles another Disney TV-musical "Camp Rock" as well.

Putting comparisons aside, I actually didn't hate "Spectacular!". It was a fairly well done musical with enjoyable music, some good acting and done without a Disney-sized budget. Nolan Gerard Funk plays cool, tough-acting rocker Nikko, with almost the right amount of attitude. Tammin Sursok plays spunky, energetic Courtney, who recruits Funk's character to her "show-choir", thus setting the stage for the movies (surprisingly numerous) pop-rock numbers.

Tammin Sursok is much more enjoyable to watch than blah-bland HSM actress Vannessa Hudgens. Sursok's energetic portrayal steals the show away from the good, but not 'spectacular' Nolan Gerard Funk. Funk is not unattractive, and has a very different appeal than Zac Efron, with a more rocker-ish way about him. Victoria Justice (of "Zoey 101" fame), also has a role in this movie, and does a good job of portraying the movies "villain", Tami.

The songs are not quite as catchy as the original High School Musical's were (which isn't necessarily a bad thing), but have there own appeal to them. The way that the songs are executed is more believable than HSM's were (though still unavoidably cheesy), being performance based rather than "randomly start singing about what we're thinking"-based.

Spectacular seems a little more grown up than High School Musical is, with a grungy (yet still candy-coated) feel to it that will likely be more interesting to older viewers (teenagers).

It's not for everybody, but Spectacular is a quick, enjoyable film that will likely find an audience with those who didn't care for High School Musical.


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