Rated R • 104 minutes
With an exuberant jolt of sheer comic energy, writer-director Reginald Hudlin gives a jump-start to the high-school screen musical. Grounded by his father, Kid, an African-American high-school smart alec, braves the consequences to join his friends at a party at the home of a buddy. Before the night is over, Kid will have to use his wits in run-ins with the police and a gang of jocks, as well as negotiate the ways of romance.
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