Parents' Guide to

Drake & Josh Go Hollywood

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Stepsiblings' antics shun reality in mediocre comedy.

Movie NR 2006 120 minutes
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awesome movie your kids will love even i love it!

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Drake & Josh Go Hollywood's surreal predicaments make for big laughs for kids whose comic radars aren't bogged down by the story's overall improbability. It won't matter to them that in the real world, the teens couldn't have flown the friendly skies without credit cards and multiple forms of ID or that 11-year-old Megan would have been snatched up by Child Protective Services the minute she de-boarded without an escort. These oversights don't play on kids' minds when the movie makes the characters' apparently limitless freedom seem so enticing.

But while there's nothing inherently damaging about make-believe, the subliminal messages your kids get from this particular content are far from great. If these characters' experiences are to be believed, then it's good logic for a tween girl to trust a series of strangers rather than to drop a grudge against her brothers or contact her parents; using your family's "emergency only" credit card for a swanky hotel suite and limousine transportation is justifiable if you can place the blame on your siblings; and the repercussions of grand theft auto depends on the car owner's sense of humor. The bottom line? This movie is good for a few laughs for Drake & Josh, but it makes no attempt to bridge the gap between fantasy and real life for kids.

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