Fun Size

2012

Fun Size

Critics Consensus

It occasionally shows surprising flashes of wit, but Fun Size is too safe and formulaic -- not to mention unfunny -- to survive comparisons to the '80s teen movies it eagerly imitates.

25%

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Total Count: 73

47%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 25,230
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Fun Size is a teen comedy centered on a sarcastic high school senior, Wren (Victoria Justice), who is eager to distance herself from her dysfunctional family by going off to college. Before that can happen, Wren's mother, Joy, insists that she watch her little brother Albert on Halloween night, so Joy can go to a rager with her much younger boyfriend. When Wren gets distracted by an invitation to the party of the year, Albert disappears into a sea of trick-or-treaters. Frantic to locate him before their mother discovers he's missing, Wren enlists the help of her sassy best friend April, as well as Peng, an aspiring ladies man and co-captain of the debate team, and Peng's best friend, Roosevelt, a sweet nerd whose crush on Wren clouds his better judgment. This unlikely foursome embarks on a high-stakes, all-night adventure to find Albert, crossing paths with outrageous characters every step of the way. -- (C) Paramount

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Cast

Thomas Mann
as Roosevelt
Jane Levy
as April
Thomas McDonell
as Aaron Riley
Riki Lindhome
as Galaxy Scout
Josh Pence
as Keevin
Carrie Clifford
as Pumpkin Mom
Barry Livingston
as Halloween Dad
Ele Bardha
as Mariposa Dad
Zumani Munashe
as Spider Girl
Bobby Thomas
as Old Spider Man
Dean Ogle
as Tween
Peter Navy Tuiasosopo
as Mr. Mahani (Samoan Man)
Lori Pelenise Tuisano
as Mrs. Mahani (Samoan Woman)
Patrick De Ledebur
as Mike Puglio
Sara Lindsey
as Sexy Nurse
Erin Scerbak
as Andrea (Drive Thru Girl)
Gabrielle McClinton
as Galaxy Scout Friend
Jeremy Isaiah Earl
as Officer Savage
Holmes Osborne
as Mr. Brueder
Annie Fitzpatrick
as Mrs. Brueder
Nick Varricchio
as Jonathan (Mad Hatter)
Maria Perossa
as Hailey (Pirate Wench)
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Critic Reviews for Fun Size

All Critics (73) | Top Critics (22)

  • As ever, "fun size" translates to "no fun whatsoever".

    Nov 1, 2012 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    Mike McCahill

    Guardian
    Top Critic
  • This is a dog's breakfast of a film, lurching from simpering teen-romcom sentiment to off-colour paedophile gags to sub-'Juno' hipster cultural references to a lecture on the woes of single motherhood without breaking stride.

    Oct 30, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • This is utterly disposable stuff, but it does have its moments.

    Oct 29, 2012 | Full Review…
  • Screenwriter Max Werner and director Josh Schwartz clearly have several well-worn copies of Adventures in Babysitting between them, but they keep the gags coming at a brisk pace.

    Oct 26, 2012 | Full Review…

    Alonso Duralde

    TheWrap
    Top Critic
  • Though it doesn't always hit the hilarity target, this tween-targeted romp strikes a sweet-but-not-sappy balance.

    Oct 26, 2012 | Full Review…
  • There's little fun to be had in this foolish Halloween comedy that generates many more eye rolls than laughs.

    Oct 26, 2012 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

    Claudia Puig

    USA Today
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Fun Size

  • Jul 29, 2015
    Average flick about a teen's Halloween night gone wrong, with the requisite high school antics and types: the hot girl who's inexplicably unpopular, the academic nerd who pines for her, her sassyfrassy, social-climbing best friend, the grieving-through-partying absent mother, and the mute little brother who goes missing but not before befriending a variety of party miscreants. It's all rather low stakes, but the emotional reveal about Ren's late father is better than the rest of the movie.
    Alice S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 24, 2014
    This Nickelodeon teen gross-out comedy only offered a couple laughs. Neither the characters nor plot feel like they are going anywhere.
    Byron B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 06, 2013
    I can just imagine it now: the execs at Paramount sadly watching all of the movies aimed for teenagers flopping, one after the other. Aside from Twilight or "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," the teen genre is one that films should mostly stay the hell away from unless they are of a "Superbad" or the aforementioned "Wallflower" quality. Instead of putting a little more effort into the next attempt, Paramount clearly decided to simply go the complete other direction and take a kid's movie as close to an "R" rating as possible. And make a Nickelodeon movie to boot. And they got pretty damn close to getting it right. To the movie's unending credit, the main cast are actually a bit too good for this sort of thing. Victoria Justice is actually much better than I could have ever expected. Despite being several years older than an actual teenager, she actually does hit the mannerisms of a teenage girl perfectly. Even as piss-poor as the script is, which I'll get to, she still redeems herself. Jane Levy, playing the supporting role of "bitchy best friend," is supremely annoying, but in a surprisingly bearable way. For whatever reason, Johnny Knoxville's in this movie too. Apart from them and the two male romantic leads played by Thomas Mann of "Project X" and an Asian guy whose name I don't know, the rest of the film's cast is complete ass. There's a stereotypical bad-boy rock star type, but he's given nothing to do other than understandably pine for Justice. Chelsea Handler plays the slutty mom of Justice's character, and should've won a Razzie. Much like most movies for teenagers, it completely screws up when it comes to how teenagers talk and interact. Jane Levy's character is given most of the crappy dialogue, unfortunately. The plot is also obvious from the beginning, and I literally predicted every plot point almost exactly the way it happened. So yeah, this is decidedly average. Justice has potential, and if she gets lucky, she may even be an actual movie star someday.
    Palmer R Super Reviewer
  • Feb 28, 2013
    Some people just can't handle Halloween. Good movie! I can understand where some people would really be down on this film. There is no doubt that it is full of clichés, in fact every character nearly reeks of cliché. TV master Josh Schwartz helms this film and he has certainly created and worked on some truly great TV shows and I'm not sure this is his best creation but he definitely sincerely tries. I couldn't help but laugh my way through this. The Chicken shack scene was priceless and despite being cliché so many of the physical comedy scenes, and situations that they get into are genuinely funny and certainly worth watching if you can put your expectations in check. Wren's Halloween plans go awry when she's made to babysit her brother, who disappears into a sea of trick-or-treaters. With her best friend and two nerds at her side, she needs to find her brother before her mom finds out he's missing.
    Manu G Super Reviewer

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