Parents' Guide to

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Movie spin-off is very similar to the edgy animated TV show.

Movie PG 2004 90 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 48 parent reviews

age 6+

This Songebob Movie Has More Good Storylines

Eating ice cream at restuarant is like a drug which funny to drunk out the ice cream Also Patrick is naked but some scene he is exposed in his boxer brief I knew these people are saying Oh Hail Plankton because of helmet with hypnosis Until Spongebob saves the world from Shelton Plankton
age 2+

This is an amazing movie

This is one of the best movies I have ever seen. Though it may have some scenes that may be inappropriate, it just ends up as humor. What's so wrong with Patrick showing his buttocks or wearing stripper boots, the little kids do not care, and the adults-only get it. All in all, this movie is a masterpiece, and if you think "Oh my gosh, it said jackass or damm" well you could barely hear jackass, and damm really isn't much of a bad word, and if you child says it at school, it just sounds like dam, so it really boils down to nothing in the end.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (48 ):
Kids say (175 ):

The film has wedgie jokes for the kids, snarky humor, music by the Flaming Lips, Wilco, The Shins, and Avril Lavigne, and some gentle lessons about compassion, loyalty, and being yourself. What they don't do is find a way to benefit from the big screen. SpongeBob is as trippily goofy as ever, but it's still pretty much just a longer version of the television show.

The challenge of making a feature length film of the television series is creating a story that preserves the essentially silly nature of the stories while having enough narrative heft to sustain a paying audience's attention for an hour and a half. SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie gets pretty close. They glitz up the highly distinctive, but near-anonymous voice talent of the television series by adding some new characters voiced by Alec Baldwin, Jeffrey Tambor, and Scarlett Johansson, plus a guest live-action appearance by Baywatch icon David Hasselhoff.

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