I hated prom. It was overpriced, had bad food, and forced me to hang out with people I couldn't wait to get away from. So why, WHY, would I want to spend $14 to relive that moment again? That's the exact question I asked myself as I watched Disney's Prom. The Disney part of the title might be more important than the Prom part, because this is a watered down version of prom (you won't find the guy looking to lose his virginity or the prom queen high on mushrooms here). It's American Pie without the sex. Which makes you wonder what's so important to these people about their prom if that's the case.
You get all of your normal stereotypes here: the type-A personality organizer who has been waiting forever for that one "perfect" night, the dork, the couple heading in different directions, the brooding loner. Let's face it, you can see what happens in your head, and would probably have done a better job on the script than screenwriter Katie Wech. It's dialogue that sounds like it was written by a teenager, with absolutely no depth. The cast is no one I've ever heard of, and while they're fine, there's not much to work with here. Director Joe Nussbaum has not sense of comedic timing, which is good, because there is not comedy in the script. Just like prom, it's a bunch of build up and a huge let down.