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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Lessons about taking care of a household, a family, and holding a job.
The movie makes the point that even when the world is topsy-turvy, sticking with your family is important. There are some moments where fathers and grandfathers are given more appreciation than mothers and grandmothers.
Positive Role Models
Grandma and Grandpa are funny and good at looking after their grandkids. When it's the kids' turn to care for their elders, they try to do a good job, which means taking responsibility for a change.
Violence & Scariness
Kids punch other kids, but no blood. Ninja fight scenes use comical hand-to-hand martial arts. Some perilous moments in cars.
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Products & Purchases
Recognizable boxes of cereal (Trix) and snacks (Fiddle Faddle) make cameos in the movie.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this kids-gone-wild comedy sticks to the straight and narrow for the most part. It doesn't rely on gross-out moments or lewd humor to keep the movie entertaining. Instead, it's full of positive messages about the importance of family and being responsible. And aside from some mild comic violence, there's very little to concern parents. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Considering its chaotic, comedic premise, OPPOSITE DAY delivers some solid family messages that just might stick. What would happen if kids ruled the world? Mass hysteria? Free milkshakes at the ice cream shop? Or business as usual? This movie has a lot of fun exploring the "what if" facet of this question. Where some movies might have taken liberty with lewd language or risque behavior, this movie keeps the irony pretty clean.
Thanks to expert performances by veteran actors (Dick Van Patten of Eight Is Enough and Renee Taylor from The Nanny), the humorous moments deliver a little soul as well. The kids who wanted to rule the world realize that with power comes -- surprise -- responsibility. It's also refreshing to see kids learn lessons about respecting parents and grandparents.
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