Fat Kid Rules the World

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Unpopular teen faces tough climb in edgy dramedy.

R 2012 98 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 4+

SLIME

THE KID SHOWS HIS BUTTCRACK AND IT IS LIKE A CAVE IN THERE AND A GUY STICKS A VACUUM CLEANER UP IT AND THE BAG IS FULL OF NASTY BUTTCRACK SLIME THAT LATER, THE FAT DUDE EATS AND THEN SHARTS HARD ON THE WALL AND A GUY IS UNDER THE WALL SO IT GOES IN HIS MOUTH AND HES LIKE MMMMMMMM SHART

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Great messages
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 13+

Faithful to the novel

"FKRTW" was a great read, really tapping into the angst of heavier people, something I can certainly attest to back in the day. What I like here is that Troy doesn't really get bullied by anyone. If anything he bullies himself with self-effacing actions and putting himself down. Wysocki is fine as the protagonist, but the juicier role belongs to Matt O'Leary playing rock star Marcus, who in the book was more clearly a tribute to Kurt Cobain's rambunctious wild side. It's a pretty good high school film, but doesn't go too far beyond being just average. Also it's a pretty tame R.

This title has:

Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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