Thunderpants (2001)

Thunderpants

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The family-oriented comedy Thunderpants, directed by Peter Hewitt, concerns an unfortunate ten-year-old who suffers from nearly incessant intestinal gas issues. Patrick Smash (Bruce Cook) is shunned by much of his family and his classmates because of the unpleasant odors that are forever emanating from him. Only his nerdy friend Alan A. Allen (Rupert Grint), who has no sense of smell, will help Patrick in his goal to become an astronaut. Eventually, Patrick becomes involved with representatives … More

Rating: PG (for ongoing crude humor, language, some violence nad bullying)
Genre: Comedy, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Peter Hewitt, Phil Hughes
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 10, 2007
Runtime:
MGM/UA

Cast


as Patrick Smash

as Allen A. Allen

as Sir Anthony Silk

as Sir John Osgood

as Miss Rapier

as Johnson J. Johnson

as Gen. Ed Sheppard

as Mr. Smash

as Placido P. Placeedo

as Denise Smash
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Critic Reviews for Thunderpants

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Farting is the equaliser of the world, as we know, but as a subject for film, farting offers many traps. Less so, however, if the film is honest and is aimed at a smart audience of 8 - 12 year olds, who understand the true humanising value of a fart.

Full Review… | December 8, 2002
Urban Cinefile

This movie should be shown in prisons so that inmates have a good reason to never return.

May 28, 2002

Full Review… | December 30, 2006
Empire Magazine

Full Review… | October 30, 2002
ViewLondon

Full Review… | May 6, 2002
BBC.com

Audience Reviews for Thunderpants

I find it very hard to understand why this film is #89 on th IMDb bottom 100 movies. Although the initial premise of a boy with huge gas problems may not sound appealing, it's actually a good film. Quality acting from all involved (including Rupert Grint, and a tiny teensy role for Keira Knightley), and a sweet central storyline of the two boys friendship. It's obviously not taking itself too seriously, and the only reason I can think that people wouldn't like it is because they expect too much of it. Kids will love it. Adults will find it amusing. And I adored the colour scheme! The continued green theme gave the film an original edge that sets it apart from typical 'kid' films. A good one to watch on a rainy afternoon.

matertenebraum
Cassandra Maples

Super Reviewer

A funny movie which is great for kids but not so good for the more mature peoples of the earth. Unpredictable!

StarCrossedVoyager
Sophie Burgess

Super Reviewer

½

A British family film about a boy with flatulence issues who wants to be an astronaut shouldn't have even been greenlit. Thankfully, it was and someone who saw the heart of the movie took control. The core of this film is about an outcast with a seemingly impossible dream who never gives up. It does slip in the middle where the plot goes off on an unnecessary tangent, but it pulls itself back together for the ending. A charming little film - but I have no idea why everyone dresses in green...

Lemure
Marcus Woolcott

Super Reviewer

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