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6 Degrees Entertainment

'Geek Charming' (Two-Disc DVD + Bonus DVD)
(Matt Prokop, Jordan Nichols, et al / 2-Disc DVD / NR / 2012 / BVHE)

Overview: When Dylan Schoenfield (Sarah Hyland), Woodlands Academy’s top girl, accidentally drops her expensive ‘it’ handbag into the mall fountain, she is surprised that film geek, Josh Rosen (Matt Prokop), retrieves it for her. In exchange for rescuing her bag, Dylan must agree to be the subject of Josh’s documentary film.

DVD Verdict: To be honest, the major thing you should all know about this wonderful show is that this feel-good movie (based on the young adult novel by Robin Palmer) is rich in social themes about friendship, respect, self-confidence ... and denouncing stereotypes! Indeed, with the exception of a burping contest scene (which truthfully wasn't needed for anything), there is nothing objectionable. It's a pretty good story with good messages about looking past the more shallow parts of people and the problems with putting people into groups. There is a little kissing at the end, but hey, it's a teen show so we'll give them that!

And so, the family-friendly content ensures that 'Geek Charming's positive messages will reach kids and tweens alike. The main character initially treats many of her peers with contempt and calls them "nerds" and "geeks," but kids will recognize how her attitude changes over the course of the story.

It also shows that people can change and live better lives. Dylan is a great role model too, just so you know. Indee, the teens are surrounded by strong adult role models who encourage them to behave responsibly and hold themselves to high standards. There's an emotional storyline surrounding a parent's death that occurred before the movie's start, but that's just a lead in to (kinda) explain certain peoples' attitudes and such.

The DVD also includes 10 episodes of the Disney Channel Original Series 'Shake It Up,' as well as a collectible charm set. This is a Widescreen Presentation (2.25:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.