22 November 2014

Quickie Movie Review: "Fred: The Movie"

Rated: TV-PG
Starring: Lucas Cruikshank, Pixie Lott, and Jennette McCurdy
Released: 2010
Synopsis: It's YouTube sensation Fred (Lucas Cruikshank, Marvin Marvin) in his first ever movie! Fred is hopelessly in love with the girl next door, Judy (UK singing sensation Pixie Lott), but Kevin, the bully across the street, won't let him visit her! When Fred finally does make it to Judy's house...he finds out that she has moved! He sets out to find her, but ends up having one mishap after another! Will Fred ever find his beloved Judy?
As seen on Nickelodeon.  Also starring Jennette McCurdy (iCarly) and WWE star John Cena.

My Review: What in the world is this mess? The character of Fred is positively annoying, like a humorless Steve Urkel! He constantly has these weird fantasies, and talks in a way that is positively nerve-grating! Add to that language and other content issues, and this has to be easily one of the worst movies I've seen in a long time! Sorry, Nickelodeon, but you screwed up big time with this one!

Content Concerns:
  • Sex: A remark implies an illicit affair.  Judy is described as a "smoking hot babe". 4/5
  • Nudity: Two guys are seen shirtless multiple times; a girl is seen in a bikini; another girl wears a rather short skirt. A guy is seen twice sitting on a toilet with his pants down. 3/5
  • Language: God's name is misused at least seven or eight times, including in a subtitle; Jesus' name is also misused once.  Both a rhyming word and the homonym "dam" are used as euphemisms for the d-word. 2.5/5
  • Violence: Slapstick, and all played for laughs. 4/5
  • Drugs: Though no drugs are actually used, Fred acts like he is on drugs. 4/5
  • Frightening/Intense Scenes: Fred is bullied and embarrassed online. 4/5
  • Other: Fred throws a temper tantrum, and deceives all of his classmates, both of which are never vilified. 2/5
Score: 0.5/5

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