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Little Savages

By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Summer adventure-friendship tale has bullying, mild language

Movie G 2016 95 minutes
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In its childhood summer adventure tale, innocent teen dating subplot, and trio of toothless town bullies, this movie feels like the product of an earlier time. And therein lies its charm as well as its potential timelessness. Its makers tried sprinkling in a few more contemporary elements, like a teen constantly on her cell phone and discussions of hashtags, trending on social media, and updating one's "relationship status." But these will ultimately expire sooner, and it's the kids, more than the teens, who are the heart of the movie anyway.

Little Savages also steers clear of triteness with an unexpectedly offbeat sense of humor and some quirky secondary characters in goofy Aunt Jackie and clueless sidekick Harley (Connor del Rio). The final package is a small but endearing film for older kids.

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