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By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Odd adventure-comedy has lots of innuendo, cartoon violence

Movie PG 2013 91 minutes
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age 9+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 2+


ok then
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age 16+


How come you guys gave this a 2 star rating but the First Pokemon movie only has 1? This movie is utter garbage. At least Pokemon has decent animation and such. This is the worst movie I have ever seen. Garbage Pail Kids is better than this and it has garbage in the title. Don't bother.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13):
Kids say (39):

The filmmakers clearly love classic movies, and whether this movie falls under the category of well-executed homage or ham-handed theft is a topic for debate. Casablanca gets ripped off -- er, honored -- the most, providing the Dex persona and the intertwined plot of his difficult love life and his decision to risk all in order to save the supermarket. Gone with the Wind is also evoked. But the term "classic" is stretched to include the California raisins singing "Grapevine," as they did in the iconic 1986 commercial. Old advertising campaigns are also cited. "Got milk?" a guy drawls to a bartender. There are other choice bits of dialogue, including, "You bet your box top," and "Get a shelf life," and for most of the movie it doesn't get much better than that.

It's hard to go wrong with such veteran performers as Jerry Stiller, Larry Miller, Ed Asner, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Fierstein, Christine Baranski, and Wayne Brady, but the script lets them down. This movie can't decide it it's a romp through a cartoon supermarket for kids or a sleazy nostalgia-fest tossing off lame paraphrases from the classic film repertoire.

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