Disney+’s Chang Can Dunk isn’t a slam dunk, but its wholesome message will win over viewers in the end. Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.
Disney+’s Chang Can Dunk releases on the streaming service in the United States today, March 10, 2023. The film stars Bloom Li (Chang), Ben Wang (Bo), Zoe Renee (Kristy), Chase Liefeld (Matt), and Dexter Darden (DeAndre) and is written and directed by Jingyi Shao. The movie is a cute, feel good story with a great message in the end. Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.
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Chang Can Dunk Parents Guide
In Chang Can Dunk: Chang, a 16-year-old Asian American high school student in band, bets the school basketball star that he can dunk by homecoming. But before he can rise up, he’ll have to reexamine everything he knows about himself, his friendships and his family.
Chang Can Dunk Age Rating Parents Guide
Let’s take a look at what parents need to know about the age rating of the movie before letting their younger children watch Chang Can Dunk.
Language: Chang Can Dunk contains some strong language peppered throughout the film. Stronger words include a**, d*mn, hell, and sucks.
Mature Content: Other than the snippets of language, the other big lookout for parents is some violence and mild bullying. There is a scene at a party where two characters get into a fight, pushing one into the pool while kids laugh and take video on their phones. There is also a fight that results in a cut and a black eye. Theme of bullying and lying to get an advantage.
Age Rating of Scream VI: Disney Studios Chang Can Dunk has an PG rating for language and thematic elements, and the parent’s advisory recommends it for mature adults, teens, and older adolescents around age 8 and older. The suggestion of parental guidance or an adult guardian is highly suggested for younger kids under 8 years of age for this PG-rated film.
Disney+’s Chang Can Dunk may remind some viewers of the film Boogie, which follows an Asian high school basketball player who dreams of playing in the NBA. The similarities are striking, but unlike Boogie, Chang Can Dunk is geared toward a more wholesome version with family-friendly content. Sports fans, especially basketball fans, will definitely enjoy the film, the basketball scenes, and the overall message surrounding the story.
Disney+ has been on a streak pushing out these sorts of basketball-themed films, with the popular movie Rise, which tells the story of Giannis Antetokounmpo, AKA The Greek Freak, releasing last year, and now Chang Can Dunk. Representation drives the film; Asian-descended players aren’t typically seen on the professional basketball court. The acting does the job; there are no Oscar-worthy performances, but the performances were believable and carried the story well. In order not to reveal any sorts of spoilers, I do not want to reveal too much of the story, but I will say that it delivers different sorts of messages throughout. At first, we see Chang sort of rise to fame, pushing friends aside and getting a “big head.” As the events begin to unfold, lessons are learned that hopefully resonate with viewers, especially younger ones who can relate to this film geared toward the young adult crowd.