Standing Ovation

Theatrical Release: July 16, 2010
DVD Release: November 29, 2010
Standing Ovation


Standing Ovation gives every Wannabe a chance to be somebody! The refreshing youth of the Standing Ovation cast gives the film a delightful and playful innocence, which has greatly inspired the writing of Stewart Raffill, writer and director. With its sincerity and connectivity, this film takes the audience on the real-life journey of ordinary kids with extraordinary dreams. Personifying the American Dream, this film made by the children for the children, gives the everyday kids a chance to turn their dreams into their reality.

Dove Review

This is a comical musical about a group of young singers and dancers as they try to make their dreams come true. It’s an up-beat film geared toward the tween set and teaching everyone that dreams can come true no matter the obstacles that may get in the way.

As the two groups battle it out, they also pull some pranks on each other. But in the end the talent is amazing as each group brings their best to the competition, giving this film a “Standing Ovation” for the young artist it brings to the screen.

We award the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages twelve and over.

Content Description

Sex: Sexy dance routines; Kissing between couple.
Language: Comment "Kick some Butt"; MG/OMG-3; H-1; Name calling of "Fatso".
Violence: Girls threaten other dancers; young girls threaten man with snake; little girl hits men with stick; dancers pull pranks on other dancers.
Drugs: Man drinks from a bottle in paper bag; girls use licorice like chewing tobacco; girl uses an inhaler.
Nudity: Man in bath tub; boys without shirts.
Other: Man uses rent money to gamble on horse races; young girl bets on horse race; disrespect towards father; cheating in dance contest.


Company: Kenilworth Films Prod. LLC
Director: Stewart Raffill
Producer: Diane Kirman
Genre: Musical
Runtime: 104 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Starring: Variety of young talent
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe