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U.S. Release Date: April 29, 2011
Cast: Aimee Teegarden, Thomas McDonell, Danielle Campbell, Yin Chang, Kylie
Bunbury, Nicholas Braun, Jared Kusnitz, Jonathan Keltz, De’Vaughn Nixon, Nolan
Sotillo, Cameron Monaghan¬, Joe Adler, Janelle Ortiz, Raini Rodriguez
Director: Joe Nussbaum
Producers: Ted Griffin, Justin Springer
Executive Producers: Sean Bailey, Samson Mucke
Written by: Katie Wech
About the Characters:
Nova Prescott(AIMEE TEEGARDEN)
The True Believer
We all know the type…the straight-A student and head of the Prom Committee who makes it all look so easy—possibly because she is a perfectionist who pays obsessive attention to detail in everything she does. Nova is a born pleaser and rule abider who loves her family and wants them to be proud of her. She is passionate about every project she undertakes…but just can’t seem to see beauty in imperfection.
Jesse Richter (THOMAS McDONELL)
Jesse is fiercely independent and lives by his own rules. His hardened exterior and “bad-boy” persona give him a definite anti-establishment vibe. Working to help his mother support the family eats up his free time, so making friends and participating in high school activities—especially Prom—are way down on his list. Jesse is a teen trapped in an adult life—what or who will it take to bust him out?
Tyler Barso (DE’VAUGHN NIXON)
Less Than Perfect Prom King
Tyler has it all going on and then some. He is the most popular guy at Brookside High—charismatic, good looking, captain of the Lacrosse team—adored by all. Alongside Jordan, he is one half of the picture-perfect high school couple…but looks can be deceiving.
Jordan Lundley (KYLIE BUNBURY )
Born to Be Prom Queen
Oh, to be Jordan…. the most popular girl in school! There’s no question she was born to be prom queen and wind up with the hottest guy in school…one look at her will tell you that. But Jordan will soon find herself forced to go beyond her comfort zone and find out who she really is…and what she is really made of.
Simone Daniels (DANIELLE CAMPBELL)
The Fresh Face
Simone is the girl next door. Beautiful, friendly and accessible, Simone has no agenda—she is free-spirited and approaches life with an open innocence, appreciating the moment. Somehow this outwardly-and-inwardly beautiful girl has flown undetected under the teen-guy radar…until now.
Mei Kwan & Justin Wexler (YIN CHANG & JARED KUSNITZ)
The Perfect Couple
Mei is a playfully artistic and stylish senior who has had a long, loving relationship with Justin—a sweet, smart guy who is an understanding, attentive and all-around great partner. They are the perfect couple for all the right reasons. Although Mei thrives on the security of her established relationship, a part of her yearns to experience what lies ahead and discover her own individuality. Their relationship is tested when a secret that could impact their future comes between them.
Lucas Arnaz (NOLAN SOTILLO)
The Love-struck Sophomore
Sophomore Lucas is an indie rock geek just about to learn how to balance friendship with love. Lucas tries to stay connected with his best friend Corey while following his heart—which is headed straight for Simone. Lucas doggedly persists in his attempts to get Simone’s attention, often enlisting Corey’s help, but he lacks the inner confidence to express how he feels.
Corey Doyle (CAMERON MONAGHAN)
For Corey, life is all about friendship. And that’s not a bad thing. Lost in a world of music, he isn’t growing up as fast as best friend Lucas and is not ready yet for the real world that awaits after graduation…but that doesn’t stop him from trying to help Lucas get the girl of his dreams.
Rolo (JOE ADLER)
Rolo is an effortlessly laid-back, often oblivious guy that doesn’t feel the need to prove himself to anybody. He promises to have a knockout date on Prom night, which sounds increasingly suspect as details about her are revealed…his friends wonder will he or won’t he have a mystery girlfriend on his arm come Prom night.
Ali Gomez (JANELLE ORTIZ)
Nova’s gossip-hungry best friend is a buzzing ball of energy, sticking her nose into everybody else’s business, especially Rolo’s—she’s the most skeptical that his Greek-Canadian girlfriend actually exists.
Brandon Roberts (JONATHAN KELTZ)
The Perfect Guy
Ivy Leaguer-in-the-making Brandon is Nova’s picture-perfect guy. She believes she is destined to be with him—her parents think so too. But Brandon may not be the heartthrob Nova thinks he is…and thinks she wants.
Lloyd Taylor (NICHOLAS BRAUN)
The Reluctant Romantic
Lloyd, who? You go to Brookside? Yes…Lloyd is that kid you see at graduation and realize you never talked to in all of your four years. A comedic character, Lloyd is looking hard for a prom date after he realizes he’s never asked a girl to do…well, anything…and now high school is coming to an end. Motivated by the fact that his time is running out and he’s left no legacy, he turns into an unstoppable romantic with a repertoire of funny antics. Putting all his game into play for an all-out prom-date blitz, Lloyd hopes to wind up with a girl…any girl.
At “Prom,” every couple has a story and no two are exactly alike. Several intersecting stories unfold at one high school as the big dance approaches; “Prom” portrays the precarious passage from high school to independence as some relationships unravel and others ignite. For Nova Prescott (Aimee Teegarden), it’s a battle of wills as she finds herself drawn to the guy (Thomas McDonell) who gets in the way of her perfect prom. Fellow seniors Mei (Yin Chang) and Tyler (De’Vaughn Nixon) harbor secrets, while others face all the insecurity and anticipation that surrounds one of high school’s most seminal events. There are hundreds of nights in high school, but there’s only one “Prom.” Featuring an emerging ensemble cast and a powerful soundtrack, “Prom” hits theaters April 29, 2011.
Several intersecting stories unfold at one high school as the big dance approaches; “Prom” portrays the precarious passage from high school to independence as some relationships unravel and others ignite.
I went to a pre-screening of PROM on Wednesday night and I have to tell you it wasn’t at all what I thought it was going to be. It was a lot more. It’s not just a movie for those of us who have been to PROM, aren’t going to PROM for a while or who have never been. It’s not just a movie about the last dance, it’s about growing as a person changing, moving on, being more accepting, and not wanting to settle for less.
We had an amazing time! Chucky was thrilled when he saw that Radio Disney was there for the screening. They were great, they had us dancing singing, and getting pumped up for PROM!
My favorite character was Rolo. He seemed like he would be the guy who really didn’t care about PROM but he was quiet the opposite and even had plans with his girlfriend Athena. As he was getting prepared for PROM one of his classmates, Ali didn’t believe that he had a date for PROM. I still am not sure if she wanted his ticket, was just being nosey or wanted to see him fall flat on his face at PROM.
Another great thing that was brought to my attention was The Cinderella Boutique. Cinderella Boutique is a project of the Young Lawyers Division of the Utah State Bar(YLD). They(YLD) collects new and gently used prom dresses, special occasion dresses, and accessories for it’s Cinderella Boutique. During Homecoming and Prom season, YLD hosts Cinderella Boutiques at highschools and other locations in the Salt Lake Valley. High school girls are invited to the Boutiques to select a dress, pair of shoes and other accessories to borrow for Homecoming or Prom at no charge.
YLD accepts donations of new and gently used prom dresses, special occasion dresses, shoes, accessories, and new makeup as well as jewelry or samples. If you would like to donate you can drop off your items at any of the 8 Henrie’s Dry Cleaners locations n the Salt Lake Valley. For a list of locations you can visit Henrie’s online.
If you would like more information about the Cinderella Project please contact Kate Conyers either via email or phone: (801)953-4010.
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