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“Jump In,” 8 p.m., Disney Channel. OK, you weren’t planning to watch a movie about jumping rope. Still, try this, and you’ll be hooked. There’s the vibrant skill of the people in double-Dutch competitions. These kids are athletes, artists, acrobats and more. Then there’s the personal charm of Corbin Bleu, the star. A talented actor, dancer and singer, he has also become a convincing jumper. The story has him trying to please his dad (David Reivers, Bleu’s real-life father) by being a boxer. Still, he also wants to please his neighbor (Keke Palmer of “Akeelah and the Bee”) by joining her jump-rope team. For a time, he tries to keep that second world secret. That’s a so-so story but the actors bring it to life. Director Paul Hoen serves up a steady blitz of jumping, backed by pop tunes, including one from Bleu and two from Palmer. The result turns out to be way more fun than you’d expect from jumping rope.
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