is a Disney Channel original movie about a rockin' teen summer camp that's highly appealing to tweens and young teens despite the movie's failure to favorably compare with truly great Disney Channel movies like High School Musical
. Joe Jonas (of the Jonas Brothers
stars as Shane Gray, a member of the rock band Connect 3, who is compelled to serve as an instructor at Camp Rock in order to counteract his increasingly negative public image. Tess Tyler (Meaghan Jette Martin) is the camp diva whose self-absorption defies description, Caitlyn (Alyson Stoner) is a past Tess groupie who's now ostracized from the popular kids at camp, and Mitchie (Demi Lovato) is a camp newcomer whose mother is the camp cook. Caitlyn initially befriends Mitchie, but the friendship wanes when Mitchie makes up an elaborate story about her family to get accepted into Tess's exclusive clique. As Mitchie struggles to maintain her façade around camp, Shane begins to reform his bad-boy ways and find his own personal voice and he and Mitchie become friends--unfortunately, their new relationship is based partially on Mitchie's lies. In the end, Mitchie's deception is exposed as is Tess' true villainy and the perfect summer camp experience threatens to turn into the worst summer ever for everyone involved. Camp Rock
is infused with lots of energy, fun choreography, and a ton of good, if not particularly memorable, music. Add in the cast of generally unlikable characters with extreme characteristics whose changes of heart at the end of the film are not particularly believable, and Disney's got an entertaining film for tweens and teens that adults might just as well skip. --Tami Horiuchi
This summer is gonna ROCK! Get ready to sing and dance like never before with the electrifying Disney Channel Original Movie Camp Rock! Disney's exclusive DVD and Blu-ray Disc explode with Too Cool bonus features, including an exclusive extended ending and How To Be A Rock Star, a sensational series full of tips and secrets from the Camp Rock cast to help make your real-life rock star dream come true. When Mitchie gets a chance to attend Camp Rock, her life takes an unpredictable twist, and she learns just how important it is to be true to yourself. Join the platinum-selling Jonas Brothers and the hottest cast of performers at the coolest summer camp anywhere! Experience Camp Rock in a whole new way in this Extended Rock Star Edition, packed with hit music, hip dance moves and bonus features that will have your family singing, dancing and rocking over and over again
Shane Gray (Joe Jonas)
Shane is a talented singer and pop star sensation who is dripping with the power of new fame, with a huge chip on his shoulder. Unfortunately, Shane's egotistical exploits have earned him a bad reputation, and just may lose him his lucrative record contract. To rehabilitate his image, Shane reluctantly agrees to take a job as a celebrity instructor at his uncle's music camp, Camp Rock. During his summer stint, Shane gets back to his roots, both personally and professionally, and begins to get back to the genuinely sweet and talented guy he has always been.
Nate (Nick Jonas)
Nate is a member of the boy band Connect Three and the clear leader of the group. He takes control of the situation involving Shane's deteriorating relationship with the press and encourages him to attend Camp Rock in order to improve his tarnished image.
Jason (Kevin Jonas)
Jason is the cute and a little bit out there member of the boy band Connect Three.
Mitchie (Demi Lovato) is a fantastic singer and songwriter who longs to attend Camp Rock, an elite summer camp for aspiring musicians, but her family can't afford it. However, when her caterer mom gets a job as the camp cook, Mitchie's dream comes true.
Caitlyn Geller (Alyson Stoner)
Caitlyn is a girl who attends Camp Rock. She was once Tess's friend, but even though she pretends that she doesn't care about what Tess thinks, she's hurt by her mean-spirited jibes. She is quietly disdainful when Mitchie allows Tess to overshadow her own talent.