Movie review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

TV movie blends outrageous fun, positive messages for kids.

NR 2009 86 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 17 reviews

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age 8+

Not good for 6-year-olds!

This went way over my 6-year-olds head. The main characters are old enough to drive and the plot was far beyond his maturity level. He didn't get the humor so the comic violence and scary situations were a bit disturbing for him. Very disappointed that we wasted time watching this.
age 8+

Tame and a little lame, but OK

This is and feels like a made for TV movie...flat acting, simple plot and plenty 'fade to black' scenes for commercials to be inserted. Having said that, the movie was OK. The plot may be a bit hard to grok for younger viewers, but the arsenal of visual gags, goofy situations, and general messy and slimey mayhem (lots of colorful sludge is thrown about) are sure to please. The acting is exaggerated (especially by the villans), but story and heroine are redeeming: believe in yourself, know that your parents love you even if they don't always show it in ways you obvious to you. My 5 and 7 year olds loved the movie, but they couldn't exactly say why. My guess? The slime-fest at the end where the bad guy gets slimed by an army of angry teens.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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