Max Keeble's Big Move

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Slapstick humor and fun premise kids will love.

PG 2001 86 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 10 reviews

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age 8+

Crude, rude, disappointment. Total "garbage in.

We turned this movie off within the first half hour. The kids are RUDE, CRUDE and obnoxious ... it's not even funny. And they're just starting sixth grade? Unbelievable. Also, despite there being no sex, there is blatant sexuality, which I feel sends inappropriate message to young children who have not yet learned about the birds and bees. The main character has the hots for an very tall older girl, who sticks her chest way out and wiggles over to him ... and we turned it off when a female science teacher, with her hips swaying seductively, slinks to the cabinet to get a bottle of pheremones, "nature's dating service," she says in a deep, sexy voice with cartoonish sexy music playing in the background. That's just a little too much for my kids, who are just starting fifth, fourth and third grades.
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age 4+

Funny for all ages

I disagree with other reviews that this movie is for older kids. My younger ones enjoyed it and got some good laughs. There were two nut shots in which Max hit the Icecream man in the nuts and the principle had a squirrel bite his well..... nuts. Maybe this is what others are calling inappropriate but I don’t see anything wrong with this sort of humor

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