Parents' Guide to

Gym Teacher: The Movie

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Underdog sports comedy has a bit of edge to it.

Movie NR 2008 103 minutes
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age 8+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 7+

nice movie

i have the dvd and yeah i liked it its about a boy that is unpopular but soon he fits in by joining the gym class the movie says Tv Y7 so it must be a movie for preteens or teenagers any age doesn't matter there's nothing wrong with the movie no bad language no sexual stuff just a good movie for a kid or your kid to see

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 9+


the kissing has to go

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (6):

GYM TEACHER: THE MOVIE is a thoroughly entertaining comedy. Meloni steps outside his usual (and acclaimed) dramatic roles to steal the show with his portrayal of the stereotypical whistle-blowing, knee socks-wearing, super-motivated gym coach. The movie's take on the entire school dynamic -- from batty Principal Hoffman (Amy Sedaris), whose crush on Stewie is neither secretive nor mutual, to Stewie's bitter rivalry with the irksome cross-town coach played by David Alan Grier -- is equally funny. Adults in particular will revel in Stewie's struggles to reconcile the disappointments of his past and seek personal redemption in a next-best-thing competition.

Comedy aside, Gym Teacher also has some surprisingly poignant moments and touches on issues like accepting differences, respecting others, building self-esteem, and fulfilling goals -- all of which can prompt worthwhile family discussions.

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