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A Creator/DisneyChannel [[MadeForTVMovie Original Movie]] [[FilmOfTheBook based on a book of the same name]] by Mark Peter Hughes. It premiered on April 15, 2011.

[[JustForFun/SurprisinglySimilarStories Five high school students]] [[BreakfastClub meet in detention]] and discover a shared love of music and organic lemonade. Despite a rocky start and constant interference from an arrogant, self-important rival band and a {{Jerkass}} principal, they manage to form an anti-establishment rock band that takes off like a rocket.

It's about making friends, growing up, and saving a lemonade vending machine.

Not to be confused with [[http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=6863173&page=1 Mountain Dew Mouth]].

A sequel movie was planned by Disney but later canceled. That hasn't stopped Mark Peter Hughes from writing his own sequel: ''Lemonade Mouth Puckers Up'' which was published in late 2012.
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!!''Lemonade Mouth'' provides examples of:
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: The whole band, beside Mo.
** Olivia especially. In the book, it's made pretty clear that she's meant to be at least somewhat homely. In the movie, she's played by BridgitMendler.
* {{Adorkable}}: Wen, and to a lesser extent Charlie, but mostly Wen. You should hear him rap.
* AdrenalineMakeover: The outfits that Mo wears on stage with Lemonade Mouth are not something you'd arguably see her wearing anywhere else.
* [[AlphaBitch Alpha Brat]]: Ray. Big Time.
* AloofBigBrother: Charlie's brother, [[spoiler:although he actually turns out to be a BrokenAce (Type 2).]]
* AngstySurvivingTwin: Charlie, in the book (see "Disneyfication" below).
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Played with; she doesn't say it outright, but Olivia makes it clear to Wen that her feelings for him are the reason she's with Lemonade Mouth.
** In the book, [[spoiler: she ''does'' outright say it.]]
** In the film, [[spoiler:Olivia does say it outright as will, in the outdoor scene where her voice is audibly breaking up.]]
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Someone stuck gum underneath a bleacher seat in the new gym, and the principal [[BerserkButton is not amused]].
** See the main article above, referring to saving a vending machine. The band actually make a pretty big deal about it.
* AsianAirhead: Blown all the way to hell and back by Stella, who is visionary, leader and driving force of not only Lemonade Mouth, but in the effort to give the students a voice, and [[spoiler:the one who gets Mel to build the music hall for the school.]]
** Played straight ''and'' entirely subverted at once in the book: [[spoiler: it's revealed that Stella only scored an IQ of 84 and was later diagnosed with a number of learning disabilities. She still acts exactly the same as she does in the movie - and in fact this is what drives her to act with vision and leadership.]]
** Also played with in the film: while the rest of her family have more traditional intellectual gifts and her brothers are [[ANTFarm child geniuses]], Stella's advanced and very visible leadership ability [[TruthInTelevision is now considered an advanced natural talent/gifted ability]].
* BadassCreed: [='=]''Be Strong, Be Heard, Be Proud!''[='=]
* BattleOfTheBands: Rising Star
* BerserkButton: Doing ''anything'' that defaces the school, or the new gym, will put you in hock with the principal, whether you did it or not. (See the "Lemonade Mouth banner" incident in the cafeteria.) Also, "a school dance is no place for a political tirade."
** Stella has a few berserk buttons, from being able to express herself to the aforementioned drive to save the vending machine. Both end up being critical to the formation of the band.
* {{Bishonen}}: Scott, and hinted at with Charlie.
* BlondesAreEvil: {{Disneyfi|cation}}ed so that it's LighterAndSofter, but Jules comes across as this (as well as the AlphaBitch).
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Played straight with Ray, and averted with Scott.
* BoastfulRap: Wen's vocal contribution to "Determinate".
* BollywoodNerd: What Mo's father ''wants'' her to be. She isn't.
* BreakTheCutie: In a nutshell, life for Olivia - almost to the point of DeusAngstMachina.
* ButNotTooForeign: Believe it or not, Naomi Scott (Mo) is actually Indian, despite how she looks.
* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: Wen (Adam Hicks) is the only guy who even approaches HollywoodNerd levels - and the show strongly insinuates he's going to hook up with Olivia.
** A DeletedScene shows [[spoiler: that Wen actually does hook up with Olivia, and does a public declaration of for her hand on live TV.]]
* TheCastShowoff: The actors that make up the band ''(and how!)''
** Actually probably the entire cast as when they all sing "Determinate".
* ChasteHero: Charlie, who doesn't understand that girls ''really do'' like him, and not just the band. Stella also qualifies.
* ChekhovsGun: The lemonade machine, arguably.
** The gym provided by the sports drink, as [[spoiler: its existence is the direct cause of Lemonade Mouth's creation and sucess, and leadt to the building of a music hall for the school by Mel's Lemonade.]]
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: The 'Rising Star' audience, as Lemonade Mouth begins to self-destruct on stage.
* CoolLoser: The members of Lemonade Mouth, ''especially'' Stella.
* CreatorCameo: Hughes, makes a cameo as a bee at the Halloween party.
* CuteKitten: Wen gets Olivia a kitten to replace her pet cat.
* DarkHorseVictory: Played with, as [[spoiler:Lemonade Mouth doesn't win at Rising Star (or even play) but ends up becoming a successful band that plays Madison Square Garden.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Stella embodies this trope.
* {{Defictionalization}}: The cast actually toured the talk show circuit as Lemonade Mouth to promote the movie, as seen [[http://youtu.be/JgvSWdFloQE here]]. They also [[http://youtu.be/dhWOrIsECJQ performed]] as Lemonade Mouth on ''SoRandom''
* {{Determinator}}: Stella embodies this trope; inverted in that Olivia has to be coaxed by the others in order to do everything. HilariousInHindsight when you consider that Olivia wrote "Determinate".
** All of them when they attempt to sing even while the main vocalists have sicknesses. Again, consider the song they were singing.
* {{Disneyfication}}: Compared to the book, it is [[LighterAndSofter less edgy]].
** Example: Movie!Charlie's big brother is away at college [[spoiler:for most of the film]]. In the book, he's Charlie's twin and [[spoiler:died in childbirth with the umbilical cord around his neck.]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding: So much so, that this could also be a secondary theme of the film.
* EccentricMentor: Ms. Resnik.
* ElaborateUniversityHigh: A plot point in both book and movie, the latter was shot on location in several with Ms. Resnik's actress commenting that she'd never seen such nice high schools before coming to Albuquerque.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: the scene where the kids sing "Turn Up the Music" neatly defines the members of Lemonade Mouth and their personalities.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Played LighterAndSofter with Scott, as Ray's antics towards the band (and Mo) makes him leave Mudslide Crush.
* {{Expy}}: Lemonade Mouth themselves are expies of the detention gang from ''TheBreakfastClub'', ''especially'' Charlie and Wen.
** Stella and Mo come across as {{Spear Counterpart}}s to John Bender and Brian Johnson, while Olivia seems very much a {{Deconstruction}} of Claire Standish, and Charlie and Wen are {{inversion}}s of Andrew Clarke and Allison Reynolds.
*** Stella also is quite similar to [[WizardsofWaverlyPlace Stevie]] only without magic and less sociopathic, as well as musically inclined.
** [[WordOfGod Hughes has stated]] that "Mel's Lemonade" is a WritingAroundTrademarks ShoutOut to [[http://www.dels.com/ Del's]].
* FailedASpotCheck:
-->'''Stella's Brother:''' When did ''you'' become a vegetarian?\\
'''Stella's Dad:''' Yeah, uh, when did this happen?\\
'''Stella:''' ''(looks down at shirt reading "Vegetarians Rock!")'' ...four months ago?
* FakeAmerican: British Naomi Scott as Mo.
* FanservicePack: Mo's outfits whenever she's on stage (or away from her OverprotectiveDad); the entire band [[spoiler:at Madison Square Garden]]. Averted by Scott, as he's always dressed that way.
* FilmOfTheBook: With a little alteration, mostly the names.
* FiveManBand: Played with like a ball of yarn by Olivia's new kitten.
** TheHero - Olivia is the lead singer, but she acts more like the TheLancer.
** TheLancer - Stella is lead guitar, so you'd think she'd be this, but she acts like TheHero.
** TheSmartGuy - Wen looks like this at first, and he does play keyboard, but he's more TheBigGuy.
** TheBigGuy - Charlie would be this, since he's the drummer, but his role is closer to TheChick.
** TheChick - Mo would be, if she didn't play bass and acted more like TheSmartGuy. Unfortunately, she isn't enough of TheSmartGuy to satisfy her parents.
** TheSixthRanger - [[spoiler:Scott, after he tries to help the band out at the Rising Stars competition.]]
* FormerTeenRebel: The principal.
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:Olivia's breakdown comes from the death of Nancy (her pet cat) is because Olivia sees it as the last living part of her dead mother.]]
* GenreBlindness: Hmm... the new girl that's shown [[JustOneMan she's willing to speak out against oppressive school policies]] at a school event comes into the principal's office, wants to have her new band ''play at a school even''t, and the principal ''[[TemptingFate agrees]], [[WhatAnIdiot thinking that she's trying to fit in better?]]'' Way to swing that IdiotBall, Principal!
* GoodIsNotDumb: Mo, towards Scott.
* HeelFaceTurn: Scott, arguably the principal.
** Mo's father as well.
** Even we can't really say if she was bad, Jules appears to be part of the crowd singing 'Determinate'
* HeldGaze: Happens between Wen and Olivia while writing 'Determinate'. They then go back to awkwardly writing the song.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Olivia's attraction towards Wen; it really shows when he comes over to Olivia's house and she shows him her songs, and when she admits that he's the only reason she even got involved with the band.
* HeroicBSOD: Olivia suffers this on stage at Rising Star (arguably, it's the entire band that does), and has one averted just before their first performance.
* HeyItsThatGuy: And then some.
* HiddenDepths: You can find this all throughout the members of the band.
* HideYourLesbians: Stella. Most of the dialogue concerning her fitting in (especially when she's dealing with her family and the Principal) definitely has the scent of DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything lingering about it. Also, it's interesting that Stella's the only character that doesn't get [[PairTheSpares paired up with anyone]] - but, then again, if there's a {{Sequel}}, perhaps there can be a little FoeYay with Ray [[{{Foreshadowing}} (as he doesn't seem the type to let a public insult like that go)]]. There's also [[UptightLovesWild the A/V guy that Stella met on her first day...]]
* HollywoodNewEngland: The book takes place in a fictional town in Rhode Island (not [[FamilyGuy Quahog]]).
* HopeBringer: Stella takes this UpToEleven at the pep rally.
* IAmSong: Apparently, this is the only kind of song that Mudslide Crush feels that they need to sing.
* IAmBecomingSong: "She's So Gone".
* ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe: Mo's reason for not committing to the band at first. [[DoubleStandard Scott's attitude about 'his music being important to him']] changes her mind.
* IDontWantToRuinOurFriendship: Mo towards Charlie, when he tries to tell her how he feels.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Pretty much everyone, but mostly Stella.
* InsultBackfire: Ray [[spoiler:calls Stella 'lemonade mouth' after she stops a fight between him and Charlie by spitting a mouthful of lemonade into his face]]. That's how the band got its name.
* IronicEcho: When Scott finds out that Mo is in Lemonade Mouth, he tells her that if she wants to be in a band, she can play backup guitar for him (in Mudslide Crush). Fast forward to the last line of the film, [[spoiler:when Olivia says that she hopes their new guitar player (Scott) can keep up... and we see Scott playing backup guitar for them.]]
* IWantSong: "Somebody".
* {{Jerkass}}: The principal, with his school sponsorship deal and uber-conformist attitude. Don't forget Ray. My goodness, Ray.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: At least the principal started to lighten up at the end.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Ray called dibs on this trope.
* LargeHam: Stella. Three words: ''"WE DO MATTER!"''
* MayDecemberRomance: Wen's dad and Sidney.
* MiddleChildSyndrome: played with in Stella's case, as she's actually the oldest child.
* MisfitMobilizationMoment: Lemonade Mouth's performance at the Halloween dance.
* MsFanservice: Mo, when she's on stage.
* NonActionGuy: Wen lampshades this in the altercation with Ray: [[ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder "I'm a lover, not a fighter!"]]
* OhCrap: The principal's reaction as Lemonade Mouth begins " Here We Go".
* OverprotectiveDad: Mo's dad, almost to PapaWolf levels.
* PairingTheSpares: Averted, as Charlie is hinted to have hooked up with his blond-haired fan, and Stella [[CelibateHero seems more concerned with speaking her mind.]]
** That is [[AmbiguouslyGay unless...]]
** [[spoiler: Played straight with Charlie and Mo hooking up]] in the book.
* ParentalAbandonment: Olivia lives with her grandmother [[spoiler:because her mom died and her dad's in jail.]]
* PopularIsDumb: Jules. [[PlayingWithATrope Also played with in the case of the popular students]], in they're not ignorant as to what's happening around the school - [[ItsAllAboutMe it just works to their advantage.]]
* ThePowerOfFriendship: This trope is what keeps the band going, as evidenced by the song "More Than A Band".
* ThePowerOfRock: The secondary message of the film - that a good rock band can change the world. It's even the very last line in the book.
** Which could be a incidental ShoutOut to {{Macross 7}}'s Fire Bomber, which did the same thing.
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: Played with, [[spoiler:as aside from the rapping, Wen comes across as a normal, average suburban kid with average problems]]. Also played with in the case of [[spoiler:Stella, in that while she wants to be special and an individual, she also wants her family to love and accept her, regardless of what she's into or does]].
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: ''We'' - '''DO''' - ''matter!'' '
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: "Don't Cha Wish You Were Us?" counts as this and a VillainSong
* RecycledINSPACE!: It's ''TheBreakfastClub'' AS A MUSICAL!
* RedemptionInTheRain: Inverted. The band's lowest point, [[spoiler:- getting arrested and losing the lemonade machine at the same time -]] comes during a rainstorm.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: ''[[ThePowerOfRock A verbal example]]'', as you get [[LampshadeHanging the very strong feeling]] that Mo's performance of "She's So Gone" is directed towards her father's idea of who she should be, and at Scott on several levels.
** Confirmed by WordOfGod that the song was modified to better reflect Mo and Scott's relationship.
* TheRunnerUpTakesItAll: Olivia says that they didn't won Raising Star, the last scene of the movie shows them [[spoiler:playing at Maddison Square Garden.]]
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Directly stated as to how Scott gets off with just a warning when he and Mo sneak off, while she gets detention. Implied as to how the popular students get away with so much.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Used by Lemonade Mouth members to almost CatchPhrase status.
* SeriousBusiness: ''Do not'' mess with the lemonade machine. However, some fans would note that most of their annoyance has to do with the fact that the machine is being removed to further the principals favoritism of the jocks over other students, which is a legitimate thing to take seriously. Also, as far as the principal is concerned, ''do not'' step out of line.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Mo, in the eyes of her PapaWolf. [[InvertedTrope An interesting inversion with Scott]], as he sees that she's grown into an equal as a ''musician'', and ''in their relationship''.
* SoapBoxSadie: Stella lives and breaths this trope.
* StealthParody: If one is bored enough and only viewed the movie once, [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory you might believe that this movie is a social commentary on life within school districts that focus on the principal.]] In scenarios like this, said Principal could be very irresponsible with his power by focusing the limited budget on those programs he enjoys (i.e. sports). In the process, all the other programs and the students belonging to them find themselves neglected (i.e. being forced into the school basement). These students dislike their position, and use the ignored programs to rally the students against the principal and rebalance the school resources so that everyone is treated equally.
** Oh, and there's something about growing up in there, but you get the idea.
* TheSouthpaw: Hayley Kiyoko (who plays Stella) appears to be left-handed.
** Which makes it [[FridgeLogic awfully convenient]] that there just happened to be a lefty guitar in the music/detention room...
* SpiritualSuccessor: to ''CampRock''. Was about to get a sequel until it was canceled.
* SpitTake: How Lemonade Mouth got it's name.
* TakeThat: Combined with BitingTheHandHumor in the book's sequel. Charlie complains about his frustrations at the state of what ''Lemonade Mouth'' has become to which Olivia responds, "Charlie, ''this isn't a '''Disney Movie'''''." To which Charlie responds, "''But still, it would've been pretty cool, don't you think?''"
** There's even a shot at the AdaptationalAttractiveness that was applied to the movie of the first book. It ends up defining a big part of the second book's plot.
* TookALevelInBadass: Played with in Mo's case, because her on-stage personality is the opposite of who she is in everyday life.
* TroubledButCute: Charlie has the look, but not the personality. He comes off as the most normal member of the cast.
* TrueCompanions: Definitely the members of ''Lemonade Mouth''.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Charlie, towards Mo. It turns out okay, though.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Everything the principal does is justified (in his mind) as being for the greater good of the school.
* VFormationTeamShot: Played with in the principle's office, as the poses range from Stella's AssKickingPose to Wen's RebelRelaxation, Mo's ''standing'' PoseOfSupplication, and Charlie and Olivia's CowerPower.
** The book also plays with this: the label for their first CD ends up being a candid shot of the members waiting on a bench in anxiety except for Stella, who intentionally looks goofy.
* VocalTagTeam: Even Charlie has his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEb3qX5Hvus moment.]]
* WellDoneSonGuy: Stella and Mo - but while Stella finds her family cared all along, Mo gains her father's grudging respect.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: The principal.
** Stella is arguably a [[PowerOfLove positive example]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never find out if Mudslide Crush won Rising Star. [[spoiler: The second book reveals that they did indeed win, but broke up soon afterwards]]
* WholeEpisodeFlashback: The film is this, from Olivia's point-of-view [[spoiler:as she authors a letter to her father.]]
** The book as well, pieced together from various memoirs and interviews.
* XMeetsY: ''TheBreakfastClub'' meets ''HighSchoolMusical''.
* YouAreNotAlone: how Wen gets Olivia out of the bathroom stall.
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