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Nic and Tristan Go Mega Dega

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Silly and imaginative kid comedy, with some pratfalls.
  • Review Date: January 11, 2012
  • Rated: G
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Year: 2010
  • Running Time: 76 minutes

What parents need to know

Educational value

This movie is intended to entertain, not educate, though kids might learn a bit about skateboarding.

Positive messages

While not necessarily intended to teach positive values, teamwork and the importance of creative play for its own sake are shown by example throughout.

Positive role models

Nic and Tristan are twin brothers who work together to achieve their ultimate goal of making it to the Mega Dega skatepark. The boys do break the rules, though, in the process.

Violence & scariness

Cartoonish pratfalls abound. The twins are chased by a dog down the street as they try and escape on their skateboards, and are often being chased by punk rockers.

Sexy stuff

Tame tween flirting, culminating in the twins each kissing a different girl on the cheek. The teenage babysitter falls madly in love with a leather-jacketed rebel.

Language

As the twins communicated with each other in a series of blinks and comical facial expressions, subtitles translate what they say, and at one point, one twin says to the other, "@*#*!" Besides this, one character calls another a "doofus."

Consumerism

One of the twins is often seen wearing a T-shirt advertising a popular skateboarding magazine.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

While Nic and Tristan's parents are on a date, their father asks their mother if they can go someplace to get an "adult beverage."

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Nic and Tristan Go Mega Dega is a very silly Pee Wee Herman-esque romp that should be playful and imaginative fun for the whole family. There are some cartoonish pratfalls throughout, and the storyline isn't the most intricate, but the fun these skateboarding twins have is infectious, and both kids and adults (especially adults who grew up skating) should find this an enjoyable experience.

What's the story?

Nic and Tristan (real-life twins and skateboarders Nic and Tristan Puehse) want to go outside and ride their skateboards to the Mega Dega skatepark. Their plans are thwarted when their parents go on a dinner date and leave them with a very stern and strict babysitter. Regardless, they plan their escape, but must contend with fleeing from punk rockers who want to give them mohawks, girls who want to chase them like they're in a boyband, and security guards before somehow making it to Mega Dega then making it home in time before their parents come back.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

NIC AND TRISTAN GO MEGA DEGA is as about as lighthearted as you can get. Silly and playful, imaginative and filled with scenes of the twin brothers performing stunts on their skateboards, the movie has strong similarities to the goofiness of Peewee's Playhouse. The adults are wacky caricatures of authority figures (parents, security guards, babysitters) without being negative about it, and the kids simply run around from mini-adventure to mini-adventure filled with pratfalls and hijinx that should entertain both kids and parents.

It's not the most intricate of storylines, but regardless, Nic and Tristan Go Mega Dega is a fast-paced and thoroughly enjoyable kickflip of a family film.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the ways the movie is true-to-life, and ways in which it uses exaggeration to create humor. What are some of the scenes where things seem unrealistic?

  • Do Nic and Tristan seem like good role models? What are the pros and cons of their behavior?

  • How much time do you think Nic and Tristan put into practicing their skateboarding? What would happen if you spent more time practicing at the things you're good at?

Movie details

DVD release date:June 8, 2010
Cast:Lindsey Shaw, Nic Puehse, Tristan Puehse
Director:Cosmo Segurson
Studio:Phase 4 Films
Genre:Comedy
Topics:Brothers and sisters
Run time:76 minutes
MPAA rating:G

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Teen, 16 years old Written byBelkaStarDog May 29, 2012

not the best,but good

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