It’s the beginning of the summer of 1976 in South Wales. But school’s not out yet, so Viv (Minnie Driver), a fiery high school drama teacher, is determined to fire up her hormonal, apathetic students one last time by putting on the best end-of-the-year show the school has ever seen: a glam rock-infused musical version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Can she overcome the typical teenage distractions of sex and drugs with some great rock and roll? Find out in this rousing musical from the producer of Billy Elliot, featuring songs from legendary artists such as David Bowie, ELO, The Beach Boys, and more, all performed and recorded live on set by the talented young cast.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
At various moments this endearing but sudsy movie, which spills all over the place, evokes "High School Musical," "Glee" and "Billy Elliot."Stephen Holden, New York Times, 03.21.2013
Like a retro version of High School Musical with less charm.Leslie Felperin, Variety, 04.18.2012
Golden-hued, feel-good treacle, the sort that the U.K. has tried to export ever since Billy Elliot.Amy Nicholson, Los Angeles Times, 03.22.2013
Heartfelt interpretations of Seventies rock are only part of the appeal of nostalgia-drenched high school drama.John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter, 04.18.2012