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Starring: Corbin Bleu, David Reivers, Shanica Knowles, Laivan Greene, Kylee Russell, Patrick Johnson Jr, Micah Williams, Keke Palmer
Director: Paul Hoen
Rating: PG
Year Made: 2007




- Learning The Moves: Corbin Bleu teaches you how to double dutch
- Inside The Ropes: The Making of Jump In!: Featuring exclusive interviews with the cast and crew
- "Jumpin" Music Video: Peformed by Keke Palmer
- "Vertical" Music Video Performed by T-Squad





Languages: English/Spanish/Mandarin
Subtitles: English/Trad Chinese/Portuguese/Spanish/Japanese
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1/Dolby Digital 2.0
Running Time: 1 hr 24 mins
Region Code: 3
Distributor: Scorpio East




Brooklyn teenager Izzy Daniels is training to become a boxing champ because it's his dad's dream. Yet intrigued by the cool moves in Double Dutch, he agrees to help out his neighbour Mary when she needs a fourth member on her jump rope team. The sport takes more than talent and teamwork than Izzy expected but along the way, he learns it's more important to follow his own heart.


I have just finished watching the hit Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical (for the umpteenth time, no less), and I must say that I’m impressed with 18-year-old Corbin Bleu. In the 2006 musical, he dances, he sings and plays basketball. In this 2007 sports movie also produced by Disney Channel, he boxes, he does Double Dutch (more on this later), and most impressively, he emotes in a number of heartfelt scenes no other teen stars can.

Bleu plays a teenager who follows his father’s victorious footsteps in boxing. But when an opportunity comes along which allows him to train in a Double Dutch tournament, the young man realizes that his passion for the rope jumping sport.

I didn’t know this before watching this movie: Double Dutch is a jump-rope sport which has two team members swinging two ropes, while one or two other members performing tricks in the middle. And it is taken very seriously in the movie. Why else would there be a hyped up competition which matters so much to the characters?

With remarkable and astounding scenes like those from Stomp the Yard, the stunts are breathtakingly choreographed, with many of them performed very nicely by Bleu himself. With his lean and mean physique, the role seems to be tailor-made for him. You have to see the rope-jumping tricks to believe this.

Meanwhile, in true Disney fashion, there are themes of friendship, teamwork, following your dreams and being true to yourself in this feel-good production. The protagonist’s friend is played by KeKe Palmer, whom we last saw in the inspiring Akeelah and the Bee. The chemistry between the two African American child actors are spot on, and you won’t be expecting any awkward scenes between the two of them.

The 84-minute picture may not score any points in terms of originality and creativity, but you’d still find yourself smiling at the family-friendly movie.


This Code 3 DVD contains two music videos “Jumpin” performed by Palmer and “Vertical” performed by hip-hop band T-Squad. Elsewhere, Bleu teaches you the art of Double Dutch in the 5-minute “Learning the Moves” featurette, that is, if you really think you can jump rope like him in that short time span. In the 6-minute “Inside The Ropes: The Making of Jump In!”, we see the stars perform their own stunts – kudos to them.


The disc’s visual transfer captures the thrills of Double Dutch nicely, and you can choose between 5.1 Dolby English, 2.0 Surround Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish or Portuguese.



Review by John Li


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This review is made possible with the kind support from Scorpio East


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