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Zapped (2014)

When Zoey's mom remarries, Zoey finds it hard adjusting to her new life - no longer the only kid in the family.

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Peter DeLuise

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Leslie Margolis (based on the novel "Boys Are Dogs" by), Billy Eddy (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zendaya ... Zoey Stevens
Chanelle Peloso ... Rachel Todds
Spencer Boldman ... Jackson Kale
Emilia McCarthy ... Taylor Dean
Adam DiMarco ... Adam Thompson
William Ainscough ... Ben
Aleks Paunovic ... Ted
Lucia Walters ... Jeannie Stevens
Jedidiah Goodacre ... Tripp
Louriza Tronco ... Yuki
Conner Cowie Conner Cowie ... Zach
Samuel Patrick Chu ... Charlie
Zachary Gibson ... Short Dork Dancer
Nicholas Lydiate Nicholas Lydiate ... Tall Dork Dancer
Christine Willes ... Principal Mumford
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Storyline

Sixteen-year-old Zoey Stevens, a skilled dancer and straight-A student, is having a hard time adjusting to a new high school, a new and klutzy dance squad, a new step-dad, three new rowdy step-brothers and an unruly dog, but things change when a dog training app on her smart phone begins to somehow control all the boys around her. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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TV-G | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Zoey's Brother in the film is named Adam, which is also the name of Spencer Boldman's (Jackson in Zapped! (1982)) Character on the Live Action Disney XD Series Lab Rats (2012). See more »

Goofs

During Zoey's first "date" with Jackson, she is wearing pale pink lipstick. When he's walking her home, the lipstick is much darker. See more »

Quotes

Zoey Stevens: A-a-are you... are you kidding me? Did anyone see that? You just fart on someone with impunity at this school?
Rachel Todds: Sadly, I think you can. The school charter makes no mention of farts. They're technically legal.
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There is an extra scene, after the credits roll. See more »

Connections

References Back to the Future (1985) See more »

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Go For It
Written by Renald Francoeur
Performed by Renald Francoeur
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Dancing Queen "Bee"
12 July 2014 | by aimless-46See all my reviews

Ill-conceived and poorly executed Disney movie, probably the worst since "Princess Protection Program". The tone is "I Love Lucy" slapstick, arguably dumbed-down several notches even from that.

Zendaya is not a dramatic actor (actress), nor are most of the cast members. She does a good comic monologue at the start of the movie and then the wheels fall off. She would make an excellent news commentator, game show host, or comedy club performer, but her dramatic acting is borderline embarrassing. Oh for the days of Kay Panabaker or Amanda Bynes, who could have brought something (audience identification or actual comedy - respectively) to this role.

The strength of the production is Emilia McCarthy, who shows an unexpected range in the role of bad girl queen bee, nicely overplayed. It's extremely unusual to find a young actor with this much versatility. Like Juno Temple, McCarthy could believably play anything from an extreme airhead to an over-the-top queen bee like this one. And her physical appearance is the sort than adapts to sell a variety of personality types.

Although McCarthy helps attract boy viewers (who otherwise would despise this thing), she is the kiss of death for the rest of the cast because her scenes with them expose the staggering talent disparity for all to see.

Then again, what do I know? I'm only a child..


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