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Prom

Role: Jordan Lundley
Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: April 29, 2011 (USA)
Running Time: 1h 44min
Directed by: Joe Nussbaum
Written by: Katie Wech
Produced by: Ted Griffin, Justin Springer
Cast: Aimee Teegarden, Thomas McDonell, DeVaughn Nixon, Danielle Campbell, Yin Chang, Jared Kusnitz, Nolan Sotillo, Cameron Monaghan, Kylie Bunbury, Joe Adler, Janelle Ortiz, Nicholas Braun, ...
For many high-school students, the prom marks the beginning of their transition from teenager to adult. Several intersecting stories unfold as one group of teens prepares for the seminal event.
Nova Prescott (Aimee Teegarden) faces a battle of wills when, unexpectedly, she is attracted to the one guy (Thomas McDonell) who stands in the way of her perfect prom.
Mei (Yin Chang) and Tyler (DeVaughn Nixon) each harbor deep secrets, and excitement builds as the big dance draws closer.
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Character

Jordan Lundley is pretty, self-confident, popular and nice. She is dating the most popular guy in school and seems to have it all. She is excited to go to prom with her boyfriend Tyler until she sees him with another girl. She realizes that he only cares for himself and that she has believed his lies for way too long and dumps him right before prom. Instead of finding herself another date she goes by herself which impresses everyone at her school. She is also crowned Prom Queen together with Tyler but stands up for herself when she refuses to dance with him.

Production & Reception

Kylie was cast in this role without any prior experience in film. This is her very first film.

FILMING
While PROM is set in Michigan, filming took place in Los Angeles, California.

RELEASE
It was released on April 29, 2011, by Walt Disney Pictures.

BOX OFFICE
In its opening weekend the film grossed $4,712,638 in 2,730 theaters, ranking at #5. By the end of its run, PROM grossed $10,130,219 domestically, making it a box office disappointment, even though it passed its budget by two million.

CRITICAL RESPONSE
PROM has received mixed to negative reviews. As of August 12, 2014, review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes reports that 36% of critics have given the film a positive review based on 87 reviews with an average score of 5.1/10. As of August 12, 2014, the film holds and average score of 50 at Metacritic based on 24 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".

Salon film critic Andre O'Heir gave the film a negative review, calling it "a would-be tween-oriented hit so scrubbed and sanitized and not worthy of paying attention to that it can barely be said to exist at all". Another film critic, Claudia Puig of USA Today, notes that PROM's "entertainment quotient comes up deficient". Conversely, Boxoffice Magazine film critic Pete Hammond offers a more positive review of the film, calling it a "highly entertaining original movie that's funny, touching, and real", while mixed reviewers note that it is a "predictable but painless pastiche of high school drama cliches that will give its intended tween audience a lot to squeal about."

HOME MEDIA
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment released PROM on DVD, Blu-ray and as movie download on August 30, 2011. The following special features are included:

Last Chance Lloyd
Putting on Prom
Bloopers
Deleted Scenes
Music Videos

Promotion & Press

Walt Disney Studios released the first official trailer on November 17, 2010. A second trailer was released on March 7, 2011. View both trailer below.
PUBLIC APPEARANCES
Kylie and the cast did two fan signings at Macy's prior to the World Premiere of PROM that took place on April 21, 2011 at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California.

GALLERY LINKS

Soundtrack

The soundtrack for PROM was released on April 26, 2011 through Hollywood Records. The music was composed by Deborah Lurie. Check out the playlist below.
I'll Be Yours by Those Dancing Days
Your Surrender by Neon Trees
We'll Be Alright by Travie McCoy
Not Your Birthday by Allstar Weekend
Time Stand by Moon
Dreams by Passion Pit
Please Speak Well of Me by The Weepies
We Could Be Anything by Nolan Sotillo
In Deep by Shere
Prettiest Thing by Oh Darling
Can't Keep My Hands Off You by Simple Plan
Come On, Let's Go by Girl in a Coma
Almost There by Lauren Hillman
Impossible by Shout Out Louds
Stick Hippo by Stick Hippo

Trivia

Kylie Bunbury and Dean Norris starred together in UNDER THE DOME.
The first major full-length Hollywood motion picture to be shot with ARRI Alexa high-definition digital-video cameras and the first ARRI Alexa shot movie to be produced in a 1.85:1 aspect ratio.
The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2010 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year.