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.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
There are new tweeners every year. To them, the characters and plot devices in this perfectly competent film might well seem fresh.Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, 04.28.2011
Here's a by-the-playbook movie if ever there was one. The machinations leading up to the big night are hardly worth the fuss: Prom's entertainment quotient comes up deficient.Claudia Puig, USA Today, 04.28.2011
You certainly don't expect a Disney live-action movie to be ambitious or edgy, but you don't necessarily expect this degree of sloppiness either.Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com, 04.28.2011
It's a sweet, generic safe harbor for young kids, parents, and those teenagers who want to hide from the world for a couple of hours.Ty Burr, Boston Globe, 04.28.2011