Excerpt: Much more sweet than raunchy, and surprisingly innocent. Genuinely kind to its young protagonists as they try to navigate a culture that doesn’t much care to protect them from growing up too soon.
Excerpt: They have just enough information to be dangerous – these “tween” misunderstandings set up awkward episodes, punchy one-liners, and propel an adventure that will test their friendship through threats of grounding, bodily harm, and public humiliation.
Excerpt: There are many sweet and funny moments, and the kids are great. There are wonderfully telling details, like the school anti-bullying squad. But the film cannot overcome the unpleasantness of the cheap humor and the sinking feeling that the filmmaking experience itself merits a visit from Child Protective Services.