Bandslam is a 2009 American musical and romantic comedy film produced by Summit Entertainment and Walden Media. Written by Josh A. Cagan and Todd Graff, it stars Aly Michalka, Vanessa Hudgens, Gaelan Connell, Lisa Kudrow, Scott Porter, Ryan Donowho, and Tim Jo. The story revolves around Will and Charlotte, who form an unlikely bond through their shared love of music. Assembling a likeminded crew of misfits, the friends form a rock group and perform in a battle of the bands competition called Bandslam. Bandslam was shot in Austin, Texas, with additional scenes filmed in New York City. The film generated mostly positive reviews but it failed to chart in the topwhen it was released on August 14, 2009 in the US, where it grossed only 2,250,000 on the weekend. In a brief cameo, this was David Bowies final film appearance.

Unsure of what he is getting himself into, Will agrees to help Charlottes band later called I Cant Go On, Ill Go On which includes Bug Charlie Saxton and Omar Tim Jo, eventually expanding it with more likeminded outcasts. Against all odds, the groups sound starts to come together and their prospects for success look bright. Will starts losing his loserstatus, but the band gets in the way of completing a project he was going to do with Sa5m. After spending a day with Sa5m, Charlotte teaches Will how to properly kiss a girl, by demonstrating on him after an awkward start, Will kisses Sa5m at the Overlook. Will stands Sa5m up, breaking the date for a concert with Charlotte. After that, Sa5m starts ignoring Will at school he visits her house, hoping to apologize. Her mom shows him a video of a younger Sa5m performing Everything I Own, leading Sa5m to be outraged and order Will to leave. As an apology, he makes a touching documentary short about her for his Human Studies project with the song Young Folks included in it and she eventually forgives him.After Will accidentally ruins Bens attempt to reconcile with Charlotte, Ben decides to do a little research on him, in order to ruin his image. He finds out about Wills father, who was sent to prison years ago when he accidentally killed a child while driving drunk. Ben then starts to call Will Dewey just as other students did at his old school, which stands for DWI Driving While Intoxicated. Will detests this nickname because it reminds him of his father, whom he is ashamed of. What is more, Charlottes father dies and she decides to quit the band. As she explains to Will, her father hated how she acted when she was with her exboyfriend, so after he got sick, she decided to change her image and be nicer to people like Will, meaning outcasts, hoping that this good behavior would cause her dad to get well. The band members are hurt by this discovery, as it means she did not genuinely like them, but they decide to go on noneth

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