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->''"I haven't come across ''Camp Rock'' before, but I must say it looks pretty damn {{camp}}."''
-->-- '''Creator/StuartAshen''', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHwmiZjo7OM Poundland Special 4]]

A DisneyChannel Original Movie. It's about a girl named Mitchie Torres (DemiLovato) who goes to a music camp during the summer. There, she meets a pop star (JoeJonas). She sings a song that inspires him. He falls in love with her. Creator/MeaghanMartin and Alyson Stoner also star.

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!!Provides Examples Of:

* AdaptationExpansion: The novelization for the first movie expands on a lot of characters motivations, fleshes out the romance and even gives [[PetTheDog Tess a happy ending]].
* AdvertisedExtra: Nick and Kevin Jonas' characters were heavily promoted due to the fact that their brother Joe plays main character Shane Gray. It becomes less so in the sequel.
* AesopAmnesia: It's really quite impressive that Tess managed to make a HeelFaceTurn ''twice'' in two films.
* AlphaBitch: Tess, one of the most [[LargeHam over-the-top examples]]. Hell, she even sings a song with lyrics like "I'm too cool for you" and "You see, some are born with beauty, brains, and talent, and they got it all".
* BackstabbingTheAlphaBitch: Peggy and Ella get tired of Tess's domineering attitude near the end of the first movie and leave her to do her performance alone. Unlike most examples, they eventually forgive her.
* BeYourself: Rivals Film/HighSchoolMusical.
* BillingDisplacement: TheJonasBrothers were billed equally in the promos for the first film, despite the fact that Nick and Kevin only played minor characters. It's toned down in the second film where they get bigger parts and Nick's character even gets a love interest.
* BrainlessBeauty: Ella.
* BrickJoke: Jason wanting a birdhouse is mentioned multiple times in the first one, and in the second, when he's hiding under the table from the kids, he's building one. ...[[ButtMonkey Which is then destroyed by the kids]], causing him to get up and [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech give them a talking to]].
* ButtMonkey: Played with in Kevin's case; it's not malicious, as everybody actually likes him.
* [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling The Old Lady Out]]: While it outwardly appears to be a song about a relationship on the rocks, "Two Stars" can also be read as Tess calling out to [[EvilMatriarch her mother]] to pay attention to her for once.
* TheCameo: Not a big name star, but the Jonas Brothers' little brother Frankie is one of Jason's junior campers.
* CantBelieveISaidThat: Type B of this trope is used in the second movie, when Dana says she thinks Nate has pretty eyes and he doesn't know how to respond. After she leaves:
-->'''Nate''': I think you have pretty eyes too. Stupid!
* CaptainErsatz: TheJonasBrothers play their own as Connect 3.
* TheCastShowoff: To be expected, obviously, but notable moments include Joe Jonas playing guitar (which is a very rare occurrence) and dancing, especially as he has no former training in the latter and his brothers do most of the guitar-playing at shows.
* CelebrityStar
* ChekhovsGun: Minor example in the second movie. Early on Mitchie's mom bemoans the accidental delivery of dozens of inflatable balls. The group use them later in their performance, unleashing them on the audience.
** You kind of feel sorry for whoever had to blow them up...
* CloudCuckooLander: Between this, the HannahMontana appearance, and his {{Jonas}} role, Kevin Jonas seems to have been [[TypeCasting typecast]] as this.
* ConcertClimax: Of course.
* CoolLoser: Mitchie and Caitlyn
* CornerOfWoe: Played straight after [[spoiler: Shane lectures Mitchie]].
** Tess after seeing that her pop star mom was getting ready to leave for another tour.
* CreatorCameo: One of the writers, Julie Brown, randomly has a scene as a counselor.
* DarkHorseVictory: [[spoiler: Peggy, who wins the "Final Jam" competition over Tess and Mitchie]].
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Tess; arguably inverted by Camp Star (or the majority of the Camp Star kids) in the second film.
* TheDitz: Ella and Jason
** Luke has shades of this aswell.
* DeusExMachina: Seriously now, Camp Rock is spared from being closed down because Camp Star ''doesn't have any campfires?'' I know they had to have some way to keep the antagonists from winning completely, but let's be real....
** This is justified ''and'' lampshaded by the song 'This Is What We Came Here For', in that while kids like Luke (and Tess) are dedicated towards having a musical career, most of the campers from both camps are ''simply average kids who have some musical talents and wanted to go to a summer camp where they could also play music.''
** It was probably also because Axel is a jackass. Most of them probably decided they'd had enough of him.
* EvilCounterpart: In the second film, Luke for Mitchie, and Axel Turner for Brown.
* FreudianExcuse: Tess, whose mother is always working. [[spoiler: Her mother came to see her in the competition, then walked out on her when she was performing.]]
* GirlPosse: Peggy, Ella and briefly Mitchie.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Once again, Tess]]
* IAmSong: "This is Me", "Here I Am", "Too Cool", "Introducing Me", and, to a lesser extent, "Who Will I Be?" which doubles as an IWantSong and IAmBecomingSong
* InformedLoner: Mitchie
* InNameOnly: Camp Rock also teaches dance classes. Which is fine...until the sequel where we learn they also teach fashion design classes.
* InWithTheInCrowd: Mitchie tries this, hiding how she's a ScholarshipStudent.
* InvisibleBackupBand: A lot, most noticeably when Shane sings "Gotta Find You".
** Perhaps its best use is in the song "Introducing Me" where after the line "I like the sound of violins" violins begin backing the acoustic guitar being played by Nate.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Tess and Shane at the beginning
* IWantSong: "2 Stars", "Gotta Find You".
* {{Jerkass}}: From the first film, Shane during the first act and Tess in both movies.
* KarmaHoudini: Tess basically bails on her friends for glitz, glamour, and air conditioned cabins. Keep in mind, these are the people who forgave her after she spent a whole movie treating them like crap, welcomed her as a friend with open arms, and [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain never spoke of her previous unpleasant behavior again.]] She suffers ''no'' consequences for ditching them like that and leaving Camp Rock to flounder. Even though she makes a HeelFaceTurn at the end ([[AesopAmnesia yes, again]]), it doesn't really do much to take the sting out of that.
* MoodWhiplash: In one scene Mitchie is shown going around complaining that no one is working hard enough. Everyone protests that they are, they're just taking a break, and the implication is that she's slave driving them. Peggy even says "I love her, but I'm going to kill her." The very next morning, Mitchie wakes up to discover that everyone has come around to her way of thinking and have been practicing for hours.
* ThePowerOfRock!
* RetCon: Camp Rock goes from 'elite music camp for the rich' to 'darkhorse camp with nothing good to offer' between movies.
** The first movie frames all the songs as performances while the second has them happen HighSchoolMusical style.
* ScholarshipStudent: How Mitchie is able to attend the camp. Her mother gets a job to cater the camp and Mitchie goes along.
* SequelNonEntity: Lola and Andy, who were minor characters in the first film, are not seen or heard from again in the sequel.
** Despite being one of the writers of the movies, Julie Brown's character, Dee the counselor, does not also appear in the sequel nor is given any mention.
** Even Mitchie's lying from the first film is not brought up again in the sequel.
* ShoutOut: In 'Tear it Down' Tess' outfit looked somewhat [[HannahMontana familiar]].
** Somehow, it doesn't seem to be a coincidence that Brown's rival is named [[KingdomHearts Axel]] Turner since [[KingdomHearts Namine and Xion]] are both in the movie.
** The song "Heart and Soul" is loaded with Shout-Outs to various musicians: BruceSpringsteen, Music/TheRollingStones, Music/GunsNRoses, ChristinaAguilera, VanHalen, and ElvisPresley.
** In the second movie the covers to classic albums including [[BruceSpringsteen Born in The USA]] and [[TheByrds The Notorious Byrd Brothers]] are recreated.
* SpiritualPredecessor: To Film/{{Starstruck}} & Film/LemonadeMouth
* SpiritualSuccessor: To the ''HighSchoolMusical'' franchise.
* TalentDouble: Peggy/Margaret's vocals are provided by Wild Orchid and KidsIncorporated alumna Renee Sandstrom.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Sort of, with Jason giving one to the junior campers who won't listen to him.
--> '''Jason:''' Enough! You wanna rock? Well, you know what? You don't deserve to rock. Why should I show you the first thing about being a rockstar if you don't wanna show me any respect?
* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: Invoked when Kevin points out to the young Camp Rockers that they can't expect for him, a rock star, to show them ''how to be'' rock stars if they can't show him respect.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Barron and Sander. Peggy and Ella would also count if Peggy didn't step up to the plate and sing on her own.
* TomboyishName: Mitchie
* TotallyRadical: ''Whatever major loser!''. Lampshaded by Mitchie.
* VillainousBSOD: Tess when, during her song, she sees her mom getting ready to go on tour. She then fumbles her way through the end of the song and nearly gets knocked off the stage by a prop.
* VillainSong
** Camp Stars' "Fire" and "Tear it Down".
** "Too Cool" sung by Tess.
* WellDoneDaughterGirl: Tess. The reason for most of her AlphaBitch behavior in the first film was [[spoiler: to be good enough that her Mom would finally pay attention to her. It hits her pretty hard when her Mom finally shows up to one of her shows and then walks out on her to take a phone call.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Mitchie [[YouthIsWastedOnTheDumb really shouldn't have let Luke taunt her into accepting]] Axel's camp sing-off challenge.

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