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Bruno and Boots: Go Jump in the Pool

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Book-based movie with mild boarding school hijinks.

Movie NR 2016 91 minutes
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age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

Boots and Bruno!

This is so much fun in my opinion. Kids now a days are so creative. But this got us all smiling while watching. Even my 6 yrs old nephew was laughing the whole time, however with proper guidance.

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Those who love the books that this movie derives from may be more forgiving of the overacting and predictable plotting of this forgettable comedy than the rest of humanity. The closing credits roll over outtakes showing the cast having far more fun making Bruno and Boots: Go Jump in the Pool than anyone is going to have watching it. The bloopers show a cast thoroughly enjoying a guffaw-filled camaraderie entirely absent in the movie itself.

That said, Peter Keleghan plays the quirky headmaster with some comic flair. Jonny Gray as Bruno would not be out of place on the Disney Channel, acting away with neither subtlety nor finesse. But given that there are no language or sexual references that would shock any 8-year-olds, it may be that a young audience, less likely to be finicky, will appreciate the energy and determination of Bruno and his friends.

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