“Lemonade Mouth” is a 2011 musical drama film directed by Patricia Riggen and based on the novel of the same name by Mark Peter Hughes. The movie tells the story of five high school students who meet in detention and form a band that becomes a voice for their generation.
The film stars Bridgit Mendler as Olivia White, the lead vocalist and keyboard player, Adam Hicks as Wen Gifford, the guitarist and backup vocalist, Hayley Kiyoko as Stella Yamada, the bass player, Naomi Scott as Mohini “Mo” Banjaree, the tabla player and backup vocalist, and Blake Michael as Charlie Delgado, the drummer.
As the band, Lemonade Mouth, gains popularity, they face opposition from the school’s administration, who do not appreciate their message of individuality and empowerment. The band also has to deal with personal struggles, including family issues, relationships, and identity crises.
Throughout the movie, Lemonade Mouth performs several original songs, including “Determinate,” “Breakthrough,” and “Somebody.” The film received generally positive reviews and was praised for its positive message and energetic musical performances.
Duration: 103 min.