Bratz: The Movie Synopsis
The highly popular dolls BRATZ™ finally come alive in BRATZ, the first live action feature film based on the chic fashion dolls. As the Bratz navigate their way through this story, we will see how the four young women represent honestly, camaraderie and most importantly friendship.
As long as they can remember, Yasmin (Nathalia Ramos), Jade (Janel Parrish), Sasha (Logan Browning) and Cloe (Skyler Shaye) have been "BFF" - Best Friends Forever. Inseparable since they first met, the young girls have always supported each other's individual personalities, talents and fabulous fashion styles. But now as the foursome enter Carry Nation High, Yasmin, Jade, Sasha and Cloe face a brand new world: a blackboard jungle, where for the first time they discover life as a teenager means dealing with a system of social cliques, all strictly enforced by senior Meredith Baxter Dimly. Finding themselves being pulled further and further apart, the girls band together and rise up as "the Bratz" to fight peer pressure, in turn learning how true empowerment means standing up for your friends, being true to oneself and living out one's dreams & aspirations
Back in the 80 when those horrible Cabbage Patch Kids were the big craze, they got a TV special. But they at least had the sense to keep it short and use cheap animation. Sean McNamara has lot his ever loving mind, because he's making an actual movie out of those equally horrible little Bratz characters. Not just a movie, but a live action movie of all things and unless he has some sort of a miracle script the movie's existence should be enough to guarantee him a permanent hot seat in bad moviemaker hell, right next to Uwe Boll.
If you don't know what "Bratz" are, let me jog your memory. Basically, they're slutty, big-eyed, big-lipped dolls with a sassy attitude. The script being written about them by John Dolittle will follow 4 teenage Bratz from different backgrounds named Yasmin, Sasha, Cloe, and Jade. They bond and learn the meaning of real friendship over the ups and downs of adolescent life in high school. It's kind of like Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants if the pants were a miniskirt worn without undergarments.
Sadly, this is familiar territory for McNamara. He once made a television show out of the Dance Revolution videogame. He directed 3 Ninjas: High Noon. Basically if you're digging through a dumpster full of bad kids' DVDs there's a good chance you might find his name on it. It's times like these that I'm glad I'm not a parent.