After watching High School Musical, my daughter, without hesitation, belted out, “I want FABULOUS, that’s my simple request. All things fabulous!” As her Mother, it made me cringe. I didn’t want my daughter to act like a diva and I definitely didn’t want her to think she can have whatever she wants. There would be no spoiling here, well.. at least not like Sharpay received in High School Musical.
With a spin off of Sharpay’s Character, Disney has created a movie that mixes pink sparkles, fabulous singing, adorable dogs and one lesson to be learned. After reading and watching the previews for this, I knew this would be the movie where Sharpay would, ultimately, shine and grow out of her “Me, Me, Me” stage. Did it deliver? We watched it over the weekend and bring you our take on Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure which hits store shelves today, April 19th.
Just how fabulous do you have to be to make it big in the Big Apple? One aspiring diva is about to find out…the hard way! Ashley Tisdale shines in this totally captivating comedy. After a talent scout spots her performing with her dog Boi at a charity gala, Sharpay Evans (Tisdale) sets off for the bright lights of NYC, convinced instant fame and fortune are in the bag (designer bag, that is). But theatre’s a dog-eat-dog world, as she and Boi discover when they encounter the devious owner of a pampered pooch named “Countess” and a scheming Broadway starlet who will do anything to crush the competition. Fortunately, Sharpay also meets Peyton (Austin Butler), a handsome student filmmaker who finds Sharpay nearly as fascinating as she finds herself.
- BLOOPERS (on Blu-ray & DVD) – Ashley Tisdale and the cast cut up on set.
- AUSTIN CAM (on Blu-ray & DVD) – Actor Austin Butler, who plays student filmmaker Petyon, not only shoots scenes needed for the movie, but takes his camera behind the scenes to see how Ashley Tisdale has fun between takes.
- THE EVOLUTION OF SHARPAY (on Blu-ray only) – Ashley Tisdale traces the development of her bigger-than-life character from the High School Musical movies through her current movie.
As I mentioned above, Disney sent us the DVD/Blu-Ray Combo before it hit shelves so we’ve watched it countless times, thanks to the request of both my daughter and two sons. In Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure, you might expect to see bratty behavior, an over indulgent attitude, and lots and lots of pink. I’m here to say, “Yes, that is true.” I will also say, however, that this movie is not what you expect.
It starts off with the classic Sharpay wanting “all things fabulous”. In fact, she convinces her Father to let her travel to NYC on his dime to audition for a part in a Broadway Musical. Little did she know that the talent scout that recruited her, wanted her dog, not her. Too ashamed to call her Dad, she makes it her mission to make her Yorkie, Boi, into a Broadway sensation. Through her adventure, she learns a lot about herself, her goals, and ways to make your dreams come true.
The movie is fabulous. The only thing my children were expecting that they DIDN’T see was Sharpay’s brother or possible scenes with some of the characters from High School Musical at the beginning. This didn’t affect the movie at all, but it would have been a great addition.
My children loved the movie. In fact, my 8-yr-old son was a fan, talking about Peyton (the Film Student) and how he’d like to do that one day. My youngest thought the dogs in the film were the stars of the show, probably because we have a dog that looks a lot like Boi. While the boys enjoyed the movie, my daughter was enamored with Sharpay’s style, fashion, and humor. Definitely a great movie for a Family Movie Night or a Sleepover with Friends.
Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure can be found on a 3-Disc Superset (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) with Limited Edition Pink Clutch Purse for $49.99, 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD) for $39.99, or 1-Disc DVD for $29.99 wherever movies are sold. DEAL ALERT: Buy Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure on DVD/Blu-Ray combo at Amazon.com for $19.99.
Disney Movie Rewards currently has a $8 off coupon for the Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure Combo Pack!
Have you seen the NEW Sharpay Movie? If so, what did you think. If not, how do feel about her Diva Spirit and do you think it affects young girls and their attitude?
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