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Parents' Guide to

Fred 3: Camp Fred

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Hyper teen's third movie has worthy themes for tweens.

Movie NR 2012 80 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 2+


Fred's ubiquitous expression of american idealism permeates every aspect of my children's life. Fred's phenomenal acting coupled with incredible transcendent cinematography tought me what it means to be american. God bless America, God bless Fred.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+


My favourite bit was when Fred said, “This camp sure is Fred!” And Fredded all over everyone.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (26 ):

The third time's a charm for this scrawny, squeaky-voiced character, who rose from Internet fame to star in a wildly popular movie franchise. Whereas the previous Fred films stumbled over some parent-disapproved content, Camp Fred makes an impressive effort to stick to a storyline that parents won't just tolerate -- they may actually like it. Fred evolves from his typical outcast role to become a valued friend and eventually a team leader, all because of his unwillingness to give into pressure to change how he looks, acts, or (perhaps, regretfully) sounds. In so doing, he inspires his new friends to take more pride in their own uniqueness, too.

That's not to say Camp Fred dispenses with all of the, um, charm that's made Fred such a hit among tweens. He's still a little off his rocker, he still butts heads with his lethargic, man-crazy mom, and he's still prone to oversized tantrums when things don't go his way. But, happily, shipping him off to summer camp seems to have worked small miracles on his demeanor, which is good news for the parents of his faithful fans.

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