Parents' Guide to

Fun Size

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Predictable party flick is too edgy for star's younger fans.

Movie PG-13 2012 90 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 15+

Not for kids under 15 yrs

Great movie but I was shocked and very alarmed that a children's company would allow scenes of ; a child calling a person "bitch", a boy placing his hands on a girl's breasts - and the girl encouraging it, a girl and boy half dressed laying on a couch and in other ways suggesting they slept together, a mom giving the impression of sleeping with a man out of wedlock under the same roof as her children and the kids know it, an alcoholic party, This movie would score a 5 if the would clean it up.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 11+

I don't care what people say this is a good movie.

There are so many negative reviews about this movie but its a cool movie and I liked it.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10):
Kids say (48):

Like most movies that take place in just 24 hours, there's a lot going on in FUN SIZE. Some of it is legitimately funny -- like when Handler, dressed like school-girl Britney Spears, shows up at her younger boyfriend's party only to realize in horror that she doesn't want to party like a 24-year-old anymore. And then there's Roosevelt's lesbian Earth-mothers (improv masters Ana Gasteyer and Kerri Kenney), who insist on speaking to him in ancient languages and demand absolute truth at all times.

The majority of Fun Size, however, feels slapped together, lacking focus and downright confusing to audiences expecting family entertainment from production studio Nickelodeon and its popular starlet, Justice. Albert is certainly more entertaining than Wren, whose story arc is predictable to anyone who's ever seen a teen movie. With his chubby cheeks and devious grin, Albert is reminiscent of Ralphie from A Christmas Story and makes you root for him. Unfortunately, the movie itself isn't deserving of the same.

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