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Best Player

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Movie puts funny spin on relevant issues for tweens.

Movie PG 2013 83 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 6+

Good

It was a very good movie. Personally I don't perfer video games.
age 5+

Good family movie

I thought it was an excellent family movie. Nothing of concern for my 5 year old boy and 13 year old girl

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (12 ):

iCarly co-stars Trainor and McCurdy face off in this hilarious comedy about the great divide between virtual reality and the real world. In the gaming realm, Quincy is the untouchable idol admired by fans, but his real-life counterpart is the poster boy for poor priorities who's oblivious to the compounding mistakes he's made. Only after being thrown into a real-life situation does he begin to see how his actions are a detriment to his personal life, and his decision to realign his values will remind tweens of the importance of keeping theirs in a healthy balance.

BEST PLAYER is a truly enjoyable movie with talented stars and feel-good messages about honesty, maturity, and healthy relationships. Its immersion in online gaming also raises some timely issues about Internet safety and limiting screen time, so families will have plenty to talk about when it's over. There's no reason to sweat about giving your tweens the go-ahead to watch on their own, but if you're up for hitting the couch with them, this comedy is a good reason to do so.

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