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Parents' Guide to

Splitting Adam

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

So-so cloning comedy has Nickelodeon stars, good message.

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

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

Too sexy for 13 year old actor! He was naked!

They have a scene where the young (13 or 14) blonde kid is NAKED! You can see his butt in a frame or 2! Think about what the crew saw! They must’ve seen everything. Overly sexy for a kid! They also kick him in his groin in the movie TWICE!
age 18+

CHILD NUDITY, but also a very very very good TV movie!

There is child nudity in a scene. Child nudity. You can see a very small portion of his butt. A 13 year old we are talking about. Here: Adam, working in the local water park on the “pee squad” is in the pool, his shorts get stuck in the air vent thing on the pool wall. He rips them off. He has two surfboards covering his genitalia, and his butt. The surf board covering his bum is at the angle where it is pointing at the camera, so the girls on the other side pointing and laughing can see it all. You can see his butt too for a small part, it is meant to be sexy which it shouldn’t be because he was 13. There are camera angles pointed where you could see his butt at certain points in the sequence where they weren’t showing in the movie, so there is footage of him naked out there in Nickelodeon archives. He looks really embarrassed too. Other than that, the story line is great. It is a very good movie, classic. Loved watching it with my kids, except for it is way too sexy for a 13 year old actor to be playing. He was naked!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (4 ):

SPLITTING ADAM isn't terrible, but it does stretch its story far thinner than necessary to give somewhat equal time to each of Adam's five clones. Kids will enjoy the ridiculousness, as there are plenty of laughs at the hands of the various facets of Adam's personality, but it's mostly a superficial comedy designed to attract existing fans of the Nickelodeon stars in the cast.

Even so, viewers won't leave with nothing. It takes Adam a while to realize it, but he's certainly better for learning the story's lesson about appreciating yourself (flaws and all) and being happy with who you are. And predictably, once he realizes it, his love interest confirms that self-confidence is a big factor in winning other people's affection. Parents might not see the draw of this goofy movie, but kids who want to watch can take the story's positive themes to the bank at least.

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