Parents' Guide to

Just for Kicks

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Poorly made sexist sports movie has lots of name-calling.

Movie PG 2003 92 minutes
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age 9+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 10+

Whole Movie Should Have Been Left on the Cutting Room Floor

We only watched about 15 minutes of this movie before I called it quits. My son asked me what the rating was when a kid used the word "boobs." All female adults are depicted as bimbos. The main characters are poor role models (destroy the living room and do not clean it up). There were numerous sexual jokes in a moved targeted at elementary aged kids. After a kid said, "blows," I told my son we were done. There did not appear to be a plot anyhow. Disappointing.
age 10+

The one characters dad is sorta abusive...

There's potty humor and lots of negative stereotypes. The only good thing (if you can call it that) is that one of the minor characters dad's learns to be a better father after being really unpleasant for the majority of the movie. The movie has very poor acting. Not just the children but even the adults are not good at line delivery. The entire movie is just negative in places where it doesn't have to be. And it's not so much the rude humor that bothers me so much was the way that the one father character behaves. It borders on emotional abuse. I can tolerate the kids bullying in the movie because that's part of growing up but it's uncalled for to have an emotionally abusive adult. I'm putting language down because even though there isn't any profanity, the way that the dad talks to his child is just wrong.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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The sexism on display makes it incredible to believe that this movie was released in 2003. As if parents taking their kids off of a soccer team over the idea of a woman being a head coach isn't enough, there's enough bullying, name-calling, and sophomoric humor on display to make Just for Kicks a movie to avoid.

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