This film obviously wasn't made to be enjoyed by my generation. I'm sure the aim for this film is to capture those fans still enraptured by Efron in the High School Musical series. I am certain those fans will eat this one up, but if Efron wants to make his career last and not just be a teeny idol flash in the pan, he should be eyeing more diverse roles, much like Shia Labeouf.
In this film, Efron plays Matthew Perry, who has been transformed into a 17 year old in the present day, where he re-enrolls in the high school he attended 20 years ago. But this time around, his own teenage kids are his peers and his wife is the unsuspecting object of his affection. Can this knowledge help him navigate teen angst while at the same time validate the life choices he has made? Zac Efron stars as the
17-year old Mike and Matthew Perry co-stars as Mike's former self - the 36-year-old husband and father of two.
It seems like this tale has been told in numerous other films. But, I'm sure the tweeners and young teeners will go for it. They will get that chance on April 17, 2009. This film comes from New Line Cinema.