Jonas Brothers: the 3D Concert Experience is a recording of a Jonas Brothers’ concert. It also includes documentary and behind-the-scenes footage, all filmed in 3D. The concert is in Madison Square Garden in front of tens of thousands of screaming teenage girls. The performance is interspersed with short documentary snippets from the daily lives of the three brothers and their sometimes hysterical fans (all young teenage girls).
Teen pop idols and associated hysteria
The movie contains no violence. There are, however, several examples of hysterical teenage girls chasing and harassing the three brothers.
Content that may disturb children
Some children under eight could be concerned by the:
- on-stage fireworks, which include large showers of sparks and flames that jet up into the air
- hysterical behaviour of the teenage fans.
Parents should also note that this movie is likely to lack interest for children in this age group.
Children in this age group are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this movie.
The performance style of the brothers is sometimes suggestive. Also, several scenes show teenage girls who are clearly infatuated with the brothers.
Alcohol, drugs and other substances
After one performance, there are some champagne-style bottles lined up in a room. One brother pops a cork and sprays the contents around the room.
Nudity and sexual activity
The following products are displayed or used in this movie: Gibson guitars and Segway electric scooters.
Ideas to discuss with your children
The Jonas Brothers present a spectacular, professional, high-energy performance that will highly entertain its intended audience of teenage and ‘tween’ girls. The movie contains no significant message other than promoting the Jonas Brothers as a pop group and teen idols.
Values in this movie that you might wish to reinforce with your children include the:
- perseverance and practice needed to achieve a high level of performance
- cooperation and team skills needed to write and perform at this level.
This movie could also give you the opportunity to discuss with your children issues such as peer pressure and hysterical attachment to teen idols.