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''Camp Rock'' is a 2008 American
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directed by
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and starring
Demi Lovato Demetria Devonne Lovato ( ; born August 20, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. After appearing on the children's television series ''Barney & Friends'' (2002–2004), Lovato rose to prominence for playing Mitchie Torres in the ...

Demi Lovato
,
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Joe Jonas
,
Meaghan Martin Meaghan Jette Martin () is an American actress and singing, singer. She is best known for her roles as Tess Tyler in the Disney Channel television films ''Camp Rock'' and its sequel ''Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam'' and Jo Mitchell in ''Mean Girls 2 ...
,
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, Daniel Fathers, and
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Alyson Stoner
. It is about Mitchie (Demi Lovato), a young girl aspiring to be a singer, and her time at Camp Rock, a summer music camp, where she will discover friends, adversaries, romance, and her voice. The film premiered on
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on June 20, 2008. ''Camp Rock'' was the second
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'' after its premiere on
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and was placed on the
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for digital purchase shortly after its premiere. The film was watched by 8.9 million viewers on the night of its premiere and is currently the third highest viewed DCOM of all time, behind ''
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'' and '' Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie''. The film was followed by a sequel, '' Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam'' (2010).


Plot

Mitchie Torres (
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Demi Lovato
) is a young musician aspiring to be a singer. She wants to go to a summer music camp named "Camp Rock". Since her family cannot afford the tuition, Mitchie's mother, Connie Torres (
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), arranges to cater food for the camp, thus allowing Mitchie to attend. In return, Mitchie must help her mother in the kitchen. Shortly after arriving at camp, Mitchie meets a girl named Caitlyn (
Alyson Stoner Alyson Rae Stoner (born August 11, 1993) is an American actress, singer and dancer. She is known for her roles in ''Cheaper by the Dozen ''Cheaper by the Dozen'' is a semi-autobiographical novel written by Frank Bunker Gilbreth Jr. and Ernesti ...

Alyson Stoner
). Meanwhile, Shane Gray (
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Joe Jonas
), the spoiled and arrogant lead singer of the popular music trio Connect 3, is assigned to be in charge of dance classes at Camp Rock by his bandmates Nate Gray (
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Nick Jonas
) and Jason Gray (
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Kevin Jonas
) and is forced to record a song with the winner of Final Jam. Shane overhears Mitchie singing and falls in love with her voice, but Mitchie leaves before Shane can figure out it was her, causing him to obsess over finding the mysterious singer. During Opening Jam, Mitchie learns that many of the campers have notable roots and is embarrassed that she was only able to come to the camp because of her mother's catering service. She lies to Tess Tyler (
Meaghan Martin Meaghan Jette Martin () is an American actress and singing, singer. She is best known for her roles as Tess Tyler in the Disney Channel television films ''Camp Rock'' and its sequel ''Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam'' and Jo Mitchell in ''Mean Girls 2 ...
), a girl known for her famous mother and her popularity, and her friends, Peggy ( Jasmine Richards) and Ella (
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), that her mother is the president of Hot Tunes TV China. Tess, impressed, invites Mitchie to bunk with her group. One day, during lunch in the cafeteria, Tess and Caitlyn begin to throw spaghetti at each other and Mitchie gets in the middle of the fight. Brown ( Daniel Fathers), the owner of the camp, breaks up the fight, and Tess frames Caitlyn for the incident. Brown punishes Caitlyn by making her work in the kitchen and Mitchie, who is worried that Caitlyn will learn about her secret, does not defend her. Meanwhile, Shane writes a new song, which he shares with Mitchie. Mitchie likes the song, and Shane, doubtful that his
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and his fans would accept the song, begins to fall for her. Later, Caitlyn arrives in the kitchen while Mitchie is working and learns about Mitchie's secret. Caitlyn calls Mitchie's keeping her identity as the cook's daughter a secret immature, and Mitchie in turn insults Caitlyn's attitude. However, the two girls reconcile after Mitchie stands up to Tess when Tess attempts to upstage Caitlyn at Pajama Jam. Shane spreads the word that he is searching for a girl with "the voice". When Tess sees Mitchie and Shane rowing together, she becomes jealous and, after finding out about Mitchie's secret, forces her to tell the entire camp the truth. Shane, infuriated that Mitchie deceived him to get close to him just because he is famous, ditches her. Tess kicks Mitchie, who is now a laughingstock throughout the camp, out of her group. Tess later learns that Mitchie is the girl Shane had been looking for. In order to get rid of Mitchie, on the eve of Final Jam, Tess frames Mitchie and Caitlyn for stealing her charm bracelet. When the girls cannot prove their innocence, Brown bans them from all camp activities until the end of Final Jam. At Final Jam, Brown announces that the winner, as decided by the judges, Connect 3, will not only win a trophy, but get to record with Shane. Peggy and Ella lose their patience with Tess, stand their ground and leave her group. Ella performs "Hasta La Vista" with Barron (
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) and Sander (
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). Tess realizes that her mom is watching and starts to perform "2 Stars". Unfortunately, when her mom has to take a call during her performance, she stumbles in front of the audience and retreats backstage in tears. Peggy reveals her real name is Margaret Dupree and performs "Here I Am". Tess apologizes to Peggy and Ella. As Brown announces the end of Final Jam, the spotlights turn on, and he allows Mitchie to perform, saying he was hoping she and Caitlyn would catch on: as their performance was not in the lineup and was technically after "the end of Final Jam". Mitchie begins to sing " This Is Me". Shane realizes that she was the voice from before, and he soon joins in. Backstage, Tess tells Mitchie and Caitlyn she told Brown that they didn't steal her bracelet, and Mitchie and Shane reconcile. Peggy is announced as the winner of Final Jam. After she's crowned winner, the entire camp sing " We Rock". In an extended ending of the film, a few months later, Caitlyn shows Mitchie, Tess, Peggy, and Ella the recording studio that she built in her garage, and they perform "Our Time Is Here".


Cast

*
Demi Lovato Demetria Devonne Lovato ( ; born August 20, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. After appearing on the children's television series ''Barney & Friends'' (2002–2004), Lovato rose to prominence for playing Mitchie Torres in the ...

Demi Lovato
as Mitchie Torres, a young girl aspiring to be a singer. *
Joe Jonas Joseph Adam Jonas (born August 15, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and dancer. He rose to fame as a member of the pop rock band the Jonas Brothers, alongside his brothers Kevin Jonas, Kevin and Nick Jonas, Nick. The group release ...

Joe Jonas
as Shane Gray, the spoiled and arrogant lead singer of the popular music trio Connect 3. *
Meaghan Martin Meaghan Jette Martin () is an American actress and singing, singer. She is best known for her roles as Tess Tyler in the Disney Channel television films ''Camp Rock'' and its sequel ''Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam'' and Jo Mitchell in ''Mean Girls 2 ...
as Tess Tyler, a shallow and self-centered girl known as the "diva of Camp Rock". *
Alyson Stoner Alyson Rae Stoner (born August 11, 1993) is an American actress, singer and dancer. She is known for her roles in ''Cheaper by the Dozen ''Cheaper by the Dozen'' is a semi-autobiographical novel written by Frank Bunker Gilbreth Jr. and Ernesti ...

Alyson Stoner
as Caitlyn Gellar, a Camp Rock attendee whom Mitchie befriends. *
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as Connie Torres, Mitchie's mother and Camp Rock's new cook. * Daniel Fathers as Brown Cessario, Camp Rock's camp director. *
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Julie Brown
as Dee La Duke, Camp Rock's musical director. *
Anna Maria Perez de Taglé
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as Ella Pador, a Camp Rock attendee and Tess's friend. * Jasmine Richards as Margaret "Peggy" Dupree, a Camp Rock attendee and Tess's friend. *
Jordan Francis Jordan Francis is a Canadian rapper and actor. Career He got his first acting role at the age of seven and he recorded his first song when he was eleven years old. He later switched to live theatre and he appeared as Young Simba in the Mirv ...
as Barron James, a Camp Rock attendee and rapper. *
Roshon Fegan Roshon Bernard Fegan (born October 6, 1991), known mononymously A mononymous person is an individual who is known and addressed by a single name, or mononym. In some cases, that name has been selected by the individual, who may have originally ...
as Sander Loyer, a Camp Rock attendee and rapper. *
Nick Jonas Nicholas Jerry Jonas (born September 16, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter and actor. Jonas began acting in Broadway at the age of seven, and released his debut single in 2002 which caught the attention of Columbia Records Columbia ...

Nick Jonas
as Nate Gray, a member of the popular music trio Connect 3. *
Kevin Jonas Paul Kevin Jonas II (born November 5, 1987) is an American singer-songwriter, actor, and entrepreneur. He rose to fame as a member of the pop rock band, the Jonas Brothers, alongside his younger brothers Joe Jonas, Joe and Nick Jonas, Nick. Jona ...

Kevin Jonas
as Jason Gray, a member of the popular music trio Connect 3. *
Aaryn Doyle Aaryn Élan Doyle (born January 4, 1993) is a Canadians, Canadian actress, singer, rapper, songwriter, dancer, model, and voice actress. She is best known for her role as Lola Scott in the Disney Channel Original Movie ''Camp Rock''. In 2008, Aa ...
as Lola Scott, a Camp Rock attendee and singer. * Giovanni Spina as Andy, a Camp Rock attendee and drummer. * Edward Jaunz as Steve Torres, Mitchie's father. * Jennifer Ricci as T.J. Tyler, Tess's mother and a famous singer.


Production

''Camp Rock'' was filmed between September and October 2007 at YMCA Camp Wanakita in Haliburton, Ontario, and Kilcoo Camp in Minden, Ontario.


Soundtrack

The ''Camp Rock'' soundtrack was released on June 17, 2008 by
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and was performed by the film's cast. It debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200, ''Billboard'' 200 album charts, selling over 188,000 units in its first week. The album was certified RIAA certification, Platinum by the RIAA and sold over 1,257,000 copies to date. In Brazil, the album was certified Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos, Platinum by the Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos, ABPD and sold over 60,000 copies until 2009.


Reception


Ratings

''Camp Rock'' premiered on the
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on June 20, 2008, with 8.86 million viewers. Its June 21 showing on American Broadcasting Company, ABC had 3.47 million viewers, and its June 22 showing on ABC Family had 3.73 million viewers. Its Disney Channel Italy premiere received 1.14 million viewers in September 2008.


Home media

The DVD and Blu-ray release for the film, titled ''Camp Rock: Extended Rock Star Edition'', was released on August 19, 2008. It was released in November in other countries. It was released on December 1, 2008, in the UK only on DVD. Both the DVD and Blu-ray release contain the following bonus features. * Extended ending * Sing-along and karaoke functions * "How to Be a Rock Star" * "Jonas Brothers: Real Life Rock Stars" * "Introducing Demi Lovato" * "Too Cool: Setting the Stage" * "Hasta La Vista: From Rehearsal to Final Jam"" * Music videos * "Camp Memories" - a still gallery with video feature There were some hidden bonus features throughout parts of the ''Camp Rock: Extended Rock Star Edition'' DVD. * "We Rock (Crew Video)" - the crew of Camp Rock dances to "We Rock". * "1234 Goodbye" - Demi Lovato performed her first song ("Who Will I Be?") the last day of filming, "1234 Goodbye". According to the ''Camp Rock'' section o
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there is another easter egg, but it is possibly untrue. In their words, "...and a short easter egg in the Music Video part of the disc (keep pressing down until you see a Pink Guitar)".


Merchandise

Merchandise of the film is sold at Target Corporation, Target, Claires, and Limited Too. They include clothing (such as pajamas, T-shirts, and underwear), bags (tote bags, backpacks, etc.), bedding collection, toys, and dolls of the characters. Play Along Toys, so far, has only released dolls of Mitchie and Shane. On May 13, 2008, Disney published ''Camp Rock: The Junior Novel'', by Lucy Ruggles, the novelization of the film. Target retail stores sell "special editions" of the novel, hardcover books that include photos.


References


External links

* {{Matthew Diamond Camp Rock, 2008 television films 2008 films American teen comedy films American films American teen musical films American musical comedy films Musical television films Films shot in Ontario Rock musicals Films directed by Matthew Diamond Disney Channel Original Movie films 2000s teen comedy films 2000s musical comedy films English-language films Films with screenplays by Julie Brown