Movie review by Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Early Judd Apatow film makes fat camp mischievous and fun.

PG 1995 97 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 9 reviews

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age 5+
I came here specifically to give this review. This is a movie I grew up on and I’m shocked to see your review about “acceptance.” Kids love this movie, it’s a great movie. Watch it, you won’t be disappointed.

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age 9+

Too much fun

While it doesn’t have a plethora of positive messages or great role models, was the PERFECT choice for a family movie night with our 9 and 11 year old. We laughed til our bellies hurt. Ben Stiller was at his best in this fantastic 90’s comedy. There is a bit of crude humor but nothing extraordinarily inappropriate to note. I remember loving this movie as a kid, but I think it’s even better as an adult!

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