I have been a fan of Disney Channel Original Movies for decades. That said, I feel like it’s been a while since they’ve had a true-to-form teen rom-com that really hits. That is until now with Prom Pact.
Prom Pact stars Peyton Elizabeth Lee (Doogie Kameāloha, M.D.), Milo Manheim (Zombies), and Blake Draper (Click Bait). The film takes place at the height of the prom season of Mandy’s (Lee) senior year. While others are worried about proposals, she’s pressed because she’s been waitlisted at Harvard, her dream school.
However, after her guidance counselor (Margaret Cho) gives her the advice to get a letter of recommendation. Mandy decides she has to befriend Graham Lansing, the most popular boy in school, to get a letter from his Harvard Alum Father.
PROM PACT IS FULL OF FUN AND SURPRISES
I absolutely LOVED Prom Pact. I was shocked by what a great time I was having. The film is reminiscent of Teen Movies Past without all the…issues. We have great characters forging their own storylines. We see the predictable ones we love, as well as a few that will surprise you.
The film is full of fun. I loved seeing all the fun Promposals, whether they were from and center or in the background of a scene. It adds so much to the teen aspect and a layer of silliness that’s needed and expected.
Prom Pact also allows all the characters to be fully fleshed out in a way I haven’t seen in a long time. I love Mandy and Ben’s (Manheim) friendship. They never go down the BFF in love with their friend trope, and that leaves it open for more fun and heart. So, when their big blow-up happens it’s truly about friendship and not jealousy. So, I’m rooting for them to work it out.
When you’re getting to know Graham (Draper) you learn that he has a terrible father. This trope isn’t anything new. However, the picture wall is something spiteful that I hadn’t seen before and adds a layer of empathy that’s needed.
PREDICTABLE AND IT DOESN’T MATTER
Is Prom Pact predictable? Yes. Do I care? Absolutely not. Even though I knew where the story was going it didn’t matter. I was fully invested in these characters and their journey plotting ways for them to hide or tell the truth. I was actually upset that I had to see the fallout happen before the semi-happy ending.
Do yourself a favor and watch Prom Pact on Disney Channel or Disney+ and enjoy the fun!