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Come diventare grandi nonostante i genitori (How to Grow Up Despite Your Parents) is a Disney movie related to Alex & Co.

It premiered on November 24, 2016 in Italian cinemas. It premiered in the United States at the Los Angeles Italia Film Festival on February 21, 2017.[1] The movie was released on DVD and digital platforms (such as iTunes) on March 15, 2017 in Italy.[2] The DVD has Italian audio and English subtitles.

Disney Channel UK bought the rights of the movie but it is still unknown when it will air in the United Kingdom.[3]

Plot

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More often than not, parents are in open contrast with their children’s teachers: They always question their judgment and see conspiracies everywhere, failing to realize that by doing so they severely impair the growth of their kids. The parents always say “We know our child better than everyone, and we know exactly what he has to learn”. That’s exactly what happens to the young cast of “How to Grow Up Despite Your Parents”. When the new high school principal, who doesn’t approve recreational activities, decides not to allow the participation of her students to the national battle of the bands, boys and girls suffer a mortal blow: They live to make music. But when the parents start to protest the decision, the principal decides to double the daily homework. After the first bad grades, the parents decide to stop the protest and submit to the principal’s decision. However, fueled by their pride, the kids sign up for the battle of the bands despite their parents’ decision. Facing impossible odds, boys and girls will learn to grow up in surprising ways.

Summary

The decision of the principal not to join the national school competition for music groups will be a fatal blow for the boys because of their unbridled passion for music. Initially the parents take up the defense of their children, but then the principal will decide to double their homework. Against parents and the principal, the boys decide to enroll in the music competition. The challenge seems impossible but instead it will take the kids to grow up in a surprising way between all kinds of obstacles to overcome.

Cast and Characters

Main characters

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Other characters

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Supporting characters

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Come diventare grandi nonostante i genitori - Trailer - English Spanish subtitles

Songs

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Come diventare grandi nonostante i genitori - Trailer 2 - English Spanish subtitles

Series songs:

Production

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On December 2, 2015, Disney Channel Italy announced they were preparing a movie based on the series, planned for September 2016. On March 31, 2016 it was announced the release date of the movie, November 24, 2016. On October 21, 2016 title and cast were revealed.

The movie includes Alex & Co. main cast, but features even famous actors as Matthew Modine, Margherita Buy and Giovanna Mezzogiorno.

Four days before the movie release, a 22-minute promotional "behind the scenes" was broadcast on Disney Channel Italy. It is included in the DVD extras and available on YouTube (in Italian).

International releases

Country Platform Premiere date Title
Italy flag Italy Cinema November 24, 2016 Come diventare grandi nonostante i genitori
DVD and digital platforms March 15, 2017[2]
US flag United States Los Angeles Italia Film Festival February 21, 2017 How to Grow Up Despite Your Parents

[1]

Spain flag Spain Disney Channel Spain April 16, 2017 Alex & Friends. Sobreviviendo a los padres

[4] [5]

Romania flag Romania Disney Channel Romania July 15,2017 Alex și trupa: cum să devii mare chiar dacă părinții îți pun bețe-n roate

[6]

Bulgaria flag Bulgaria Disney Channel Bulgaria Групата на Алекс: Как да пораснем, макар че сме родители

[7]

Poland flag Poland Disney Channel Poland July 22, 2017 Alex i spółka: Jak dorosnąć pod okiem rodziców

[8] [9]

Hungary flag Hungary Disney Channel Hungary and Czech Republic July 28, 2017 Alex és bandája: Hogyan nőjünk fel a szüleink akarata ellenére

[10] [11]

Czech Republic flag Czech Republic Alex a spol: Jak dospět navzdory rodičům

[12] [13]

Germany flag Germany Disney Channel Germany August 27, 2017 Alex & Co. – Der Film

[14]

Trivia

  • This movie continues the events of Alex & Co since the end of season 2, when Nicole left Alex. However, Sam's girlfriend is not Rebecca, who does not exist in this universe.
  • This movie can be placed in a parallel universe compared to the Alex & Co. one, because the characters have common points, but they have different love stories and some of the parents who appeared in seasons 1 and 2 are portrayed by different actors.
  • For timing reasons, all songs have been really shortened in comparison with full versions.

Goofs

Quotes

Alex: The music room is our right!
Silvia Rufini: Only the great people understand the importance of certain words.
Rick De Ponte: Where did I go wrong? Where?
Bob Riley: It's so for the songs, just get in a listening position with the world and hear that the wind carries the notes and the words you need to live.
Emma: You're too kind, dad.
Christian: Forgive me.
Emma: Forgive me too.
Emma: I love you.
Christian: Me too!
Davide Aiello: A girl takes away so much time. How can I study piano then?
Christian: I want to play music because that's what makes me happy.
Mary: Evelyn talked to me a lot about Sam for so long, she is in love!

Gallery

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Links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Los Angeles Italia Film Festival invitation
  2. 2.0 2.1 Post on the movie's official Facebook page about the digital release
  3. https://twitter.com/AlexCo_UK/status/891655375832969216
  4. Alex & Friends movie
  5. Title screen in Spanish
  6. Romanian Trailer
  7. Bulgarian Trailer
  8. Disney Channel Poland July 22, 2017 Schedule
  9. Polish Trailer
  10. Disney Channel Hungary July 2017 Schedule
  11. Hungarian Trailer
  12. Disney Channel Czech Republic July 2017 Schedule
  13. Czech Trailer
  14. Alex & Co. – Der Film

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