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The Incredible Adventure of Jojo (and His Annoying Little Sister Avila)

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Awful adventure has intense peril and potty humor.

Movie PG 2014 86 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 2+

Adorable little kids movie

I found the movie quite funny and entertaining albeit low budget. Some yuck humour but ultimately mild in comparison to whats broadcast on mainstream tv.
age 18+

gata agree

The kid is right

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (5 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This movie may have had good intentions but it fails on every level. It's easy to understand why someone might want to make a movie like this. The Adventure of Jojo (And His Little Sister Avila) seems to be pining for the carefree childhoods of the '70s and '80s, of helmet-less BMX and skateboard rides, road trips without seatbelts in the proverbial "way, way back" of smoke-filled station wagons, and going through life without a (gasp) smartphone or even a cell phone to check in every two hours. It's easy to see how some might think the parents of today are "overprotective" and that the problem, like everything in society, is a product of that old chestnut, "political correctness."

The movie feels like it's trying to "troll" so-called "overprotective parents," and that if you dislike this movie, well, you must be some kind of hyper-sensitive "snowflake" who doesn't want anything in the world to ever be offensive to anyone ever. However, it's possible not to enjoy scenes of little kids urinating on "hobos" and "bugs and critters," scenes of little kids and adults tasting or getting hit by baby feces, of an infant girl and little boy somehow ending up seated on opened wolf traps on the verge of springing and killing them, of a little boy holding his infant sister upside down by the ankles in order to retrieve a pocketknife that fell out of reach, without being "too uptight" to see the clear and obvious entertainment value. No, it's not the fault of "overprotective parents" that this movie is so awful. Incredibly bad acting, lousy production values, and a storyline more interested in shock value than a coherent storyline are the reasons.

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