The choreography and singing of the songs in High School Musical 3 are more reminiscent of contemporary music videos than they are of classic MGM musicals, but considering the target audience, that’s to be expected. Let the movie’s wholesome presentation of its content serve as a lesson to the purveyors of the raunchy, degrading performances that characterize so much of pop culture: There’s an eager audience for clean entertainment, and the family-friendly crowd no longer has to look for it among low-budget, direct-to-video titles. It’s right there at the local multiplex—if , that is, a sufficient audience turns out to see this film. Hollywood is obsessed with box-office numbers. Successful movies breed imitation. This weekend, consider which type of movie you’d like to see more of, then go and support the film of your choice. High School Musical 3 is a good place to start.

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  • Language/Profanity:  No taking of the Lord’s name in vain; no foul language, except an athlete’s boast to “kick some butt.”
  • Drugs/Alcohol:  None.
  • Sex/Nudity:  Just a few longing looks between Troy and Gabrielle, and an occasional mini-skirt.
  • Dancing:  High schoolers dance at a party (but not erotically); several musical numbers feature elaborate choreography.
  • Violence/Disturbing Imagery:  None.