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Parents' Guide to

Opposite Day

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Kids rule the world but learn to be responsible, too.

Movie G 2010 81 minutes
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age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

Don't waste your time.

Very low budget. Didn't appreciate that the kids solved their problems through ninja and glove fights. Kids act like adults and kiss on the cheek... but they are brothers and sisters. Creepy. They show a photo copy of an elbow and call it a "bottom." Also creepy to see. Female "wives" are stereotyped as stay at home parents. I wish I had my time back.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (7 ):

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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