Parents' Guide to

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid

By Kelly Kessler, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Silly scientific mayhem.

Movie PG 1992 89 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 13+

I had to turn it off

It was great until they showed a teenage girl in slow motion in a bikini which put a lot of emphasis on her body. It was a little too much so I had to shut it off.
age 5+

I think it was really funny! says my five year old

My five year says: I like the kid who blew up the best. I think the kids voice was really cute.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5):
Kids say (9):

Following on the heels of the relatively successful Honey I Shrunk the Kids, HONEY I BLEW UP THE KID attempts to capture the magic of its predecessor, with mixed results. While this sequel surely includes similar goofy inventions, it fails to repeat the excitement of the first (big bugs really do seem to trump a big baby).

Despite the somewhat tiresome plot, Moranis builds a fine rapport with the baby. While many films appear to minimize adult/toddler interaction, this film includes fabulous moments of apparent improvisation between the professor and Adam. Parents can feel relatively safe watching this goofy comedy with kids.

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