Blurt

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Themes of self-confidence stand out in funny comedy.

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 14+
Based on 2 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Educational Value

The movie intends to entertain rather than to educate.

Positive Messages

Kids see Jeremy learn to speak up for himself and look past society's definition of popularity to find true friendship and self-esteem. Family is a source of strength, and being unique is shown to be an asset. Potty humor -- mostly in the form of fart and poop references -- is common.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Jeremy begins the movie as a self-conscious and socially awkward teen but evolves to find more confidence in himself. In so doing, he learns to look beyond people's appearances and expose their true characters.

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Sexy Stuff
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Consumerism
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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Blurt is a Nickelodeon TV movie staring Splitting Adam's Jace Norman as a teen who loses his ability to keep his inner thoughts to himself, with predictably funny results. While it's initially a nuisance to him, the affliction eventually frees him to speak up for himself for the first time: He stands up to a class bully and gets close to a girl he likes. This inspires greater self-esteem and encourages his peers to find their voices, too. The movie's content is mild, save for a few fart and poop jokes, and there's much to like in Jeremy's close relationship with his younger sister.  

User Reviews

Adult Written byAshley K February 24, 2018

Great and Inspiring movie!

I loved this movie because it helps those who are quiet relate to the main character. It has such a positive message that teaches kids that school isn't ab... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written bydaffy1103 February 27, 2018

dont watch

This is the worst nick movie ever. I think that for one they should have used different people In the movie.Maybe have kept Jace but should not have had Jojo in... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byChill_Bill March 30, 2018

JoJo...?

Well, I agree while saying that JoJo Siwa has taken over Nickelodeon with those weird bows you see everywhere. She literally preformed her own song... it just f... Continue reading

What's the story?

BLURT is the story of Jeremy Martin (Jace Norman), a socially awkward teen who's used to going unnoticed by the popular crowd at school. Then a fateful experience with virtual reality equipment takes away his ability to control his inner voice, and he finds himself saying anything and everything that pops into his head. Initially terrifying, the curse eventually yields surprising freedom for Jeremy, negating his self-consciousness and earning him new status among his peers. Even so, he and his sister, Victoria (JoJo Siwa), must figure out a way to fix Jeremy's verbal filter by demonstrating he's learned how to speak up for himself.

Is it any good?

This silly comedy has plenty of laugh-out-loud moments at the expense of poor Jeremy, who suffers the indignity most of us would share if our innermost thoughts were out there for public consumption. From a stream-of-consciousness rambling in class to embarrassing admissions to his longtime crush, Jeremy's inability to control his verbal impulses causes him all kinds of trouble ... until it doesn't. Eventually he learns to harness it for his benefit and to inspire others to speak out for themselves.

Blurt isn't destined to become a classic, but it does offer a solid family-friendly viewing option with a lot of humor and a decent message about self-confidence. Jeremy is an easy character to like, with his affection for family and his willingness to (eventually) see people for who they really are. The story encourages kids to consider the reality of popularity and social status and to embrace what makes them unique.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about popularity and social status in Blurt. Kids: Is being popular something you think about much? How is popularity determined among your peers? How does it feel to be on the outside of the in crowd? Why is it important to be compassionate to other people?

  • How does being forced out of your comfort zone help you grow? Why does Jeremy not embrace this opportunity at first? How can changes be frightening? How do you cope with new challenges?

  • Were you inspired to watch this movie because of familiarity with its stars? How are we influenced by what we see on TV and in ads? Do you find yourself noticing certain products in stores because of the brand names or characters on them?

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