Synopsis: Isadore "Izzy" Daniels (Corbin Bleu, High School Musical) is a local boxing champ; he has never been defeated in the ring. His neighbor Mary (Keke Palmer, True Jackson, VP) is on a Double Dutch team that is hoping to make it to the state championship...when one of the other girls jumps ship to another team. Izzy fills in temporarily, but finds that he has a penchant for Double Dutch. However, he is afraid of what would happen if his boxing champ father and especially his sworn enemy Rodney find out about his new hobby. Will Izzy lead them to the championship?
The Good: While I don't watch sports very much, I find that sports-themed movies, when done right, can be fun...and this is no exception. Positive elements abound: solving problems without violence, not allowing yourself to be stereotyped, honesty being the best policy, etc. The actors were great, and the sports action--both the boxing and the jumping rope--was fabulous. The soundtrack was fun as well.
The Bad: Nothing to complain about, really.
Content Concerns:Sex: Guy and girl hold hands; guy is called a girl by a bully.Nudity: Occasional slight midriff.Language: Name-calling.Violence: Some rough-and-tumble sports action in the boxing ring, but no blood or gore; a few scenes of bullying.Drugs: None.Frightening/Intense Scenes: Scenes of bullying; occasional emotional intensity.
Conclusion: Nobody makes telefilms quite like the Disney Channel, and this was a fun one. Even this non-sports-fan enjoyed it. You may not remember it after a while, but, you could do much worse when it comes to sports films.