Tonight a new family TV movie premieres on the Disney Channel that we think your kids are going to love. Leigh-Allyn Baker (the mom from Good Luck Charlie) and Laura Marano (Austin & Ally) star in this comedy about a high school tech-whiz whose perfectly planned prom day turns into a wild ride across town, thanks to a down-on-her-luck cop and a jewel thief.
I had the opportunity to see an early screening of the movie last weekend and have to say that not only did I enjoy it, but I know my kids will love it. I can’t wait for family movie night tonight in my house where we will all sit down with our popcorn and watch Bad Hair Day together.
My kids love these types of movies and this one has something for everyone. My daughter will love the picking out a dress and shoes for prom parts and the boys are going to love the car chase. Yep, you don’t normally see a car chase on the Disney Channel but this movie has one and the boys are going to love it.
Laura Marano is excellent in the movie portraying a young girl (Monica) who is smart enough to get accepted into MIT, popular enough to be nominated for prom queen, but still insecure enough to always be seeking the approval of others. When Monica unexpectedly meets Liz (Leigh-Allyn) after the morning of her prom gets crazy, they set out on a crazy ride that ultimately brings them together as they learn to fill in each other’s weak spots.
The movie is full of one-liners that will have the entire family laughing out loud, and since it is Disney Channel, of course, it is good for everyone. Just be prepared for your younger children to talk about “NOT pushing the red button!” for a while after watching it.
I also love the message in the movie that a person’s identity comes from the inside and you don’t need approval from others to know you are a great person.
If you are looking for a great family movie tonight, definitely don’t miss Bad Hair Day on the Disney Channel at 8/7c!