Parents' Guide to

The Adventures of Food Boy

By Nancy Davis Kho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Light tween adventure with some gross-out moments.

Movie PG 2008 90 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 18+

watch this if you want your children hooking up with their grandparents

DO NOT LET YOUR CHILDREN WATCH THIS INCREDIBLY INAPPROPRIATE MOVIE!! They all say 50 shades of Grey is bad, but they have not seen this. My son now shoots mustard into his mouth to have powers like foodboy. The doctor is extremely concerned due to his unhealthy eating habits, and now we have to pay for that asshole’s medical bills. So let your children watch this if you want to be in major debt and resort to new ways of getting money (selling Coca Cola obviously… no snitching…. What happens on common sense media stays on common sense media.) In addition, the sexual tension between Foodboy and his grandmother made my son horny and he is now trying to sweet talk his grandma to unlock his food powers. But unfortunately, because my grandparents are first cousins it is rumored the great grandchildren will unlock special powers after spending “one on one” time with grandma *wink wink.* Although grandma is extremely into their new relationship, I am trying to get her to date older men, but dating my 13 year old son really set us back.
age 7+

do they eat food boy

my 2 yrs old told they did so ....

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (15 ):

The premise of the movie is top-notch. So many students feel alienated from their peers at some point during their high school experience that food-spewing hands don't seem a far-fetched embodiment of that emotion. And many high schoolers can relate to an older relative telling them to embrace their uniqueness, without acknowledging that what makes them unique may also make them unpopular. Ezra's struggles to control and appreciate his gift, to negotiate the social aspects of high school, and to cope with college admissions pressure are all meaningful.

Where the movie falls short is in ambition. If someone has the ability to create food at will in a world where there is hunger (as shown when Ezra is forced to work in a soup kitchen), should his highest goal be to entertain friends and classmates with wacky food tricks and food fights? It's disappointing that the movie steers clear of any discussion of the real promise of his gift, aside from a quick history lesson on his ancestors. Perhaps the blame should fall on his similarly talented grandmother, whose only goal is to write a cookbook.

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