Director Sean McNamara (RAISE YOUR VOICE) tackles teenage cliques, the power of friendship, and the importance of individuality with characters based on the Bratz dolls. Sasha (Logan Browning), Jade (Janel Parrish), Yasmin (Nathalia Ramos), and Cloe (Skyler Shaye) are four free-spirited teens who are thick as thieves as they start their freshman year at Carry Nation High School. But soon, everything changes. Principal Dimly's (Jon Voight) daughter, Meredith Baxter Dimly (Chelsea Staub), rules the school with an iron fist, ensuring that all the students stay where they belong in their respective cliques. Although these four best friends try to buck the school's trend and remain close, their academic and extracurricular interests pull them in different directions until they realize that staying friends, being true to themselves, and following their dreams are more important than anything else.
This candy-colored high school world is clearly the stuff of fun fantasy. Teenage fashion hasn't been this funky and fabulous since CLUELESS. And what would a movie about teenage girls be without cute, sensitive, teenage boys like Dylan (Ian Nelson), Cameron (Stephen Lunsford), and Dexter (Chet Hanks), not to mention a spectacular MTV-style Super Sweet Sixteen party and some show-stopping musical numbers? Amidst the fun and fluff, BRATZ manages to convey some important messages about self-esteem, diversity, and loyalty. Staub is deliciously evil as the narcissistic student body president who is determined to keep the Bratz in their place and maintain her empire. Veteran actor Jon Voight's dimwitted Dimly is wrapped around his daughter's finger. Lainie Kazan plays Yasmin's Bubbie, and Kadeem Hardison (Dwayne Wayne from A DIFFERENT WORLD) is Sasha's father.