Movie review from The Movie Snob
Girls Rock! (B-). This may be the first documentary I’ve seen this year. Somewhere in this great country of ours, a bunch of women get together and run a rock-and-roll camp exclusively for girls. It lasts one week, and at the end of the week, the 80 or so girls, who have formed a bunch of different bands, put on a concert. This movie particularly follows four of the girls, of whom I thought 7-year-old Palace (yes, that’s her name) and 17-year-old Misty were the most interesting. It’s pretty funny watching the little ones try to process everything they’re experiencing in this total immersion kind of experience. There’s some unnecessary stuff, such as low-tech special effects and blurbs about how girls as a group are disserved by society (and MTV) in various ways. But when the directors just kick back and show the girls cutting loose, it’s pretty entertaining.