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Fun Size (2012)

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Critic 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.

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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 (72) | Top Critics (21)

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.

October 30, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

This is utterly disposable stuff, but it does have its moments.

October 29, 2012 | Full Review…
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

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.

October 26, 2012 | Full Review…
TheWrap
Top Critic

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

October 26, 2012 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

There's little fun to be had in this foolish Halloween comedy that generates many more eye rolls than laughs.

October 26, 2012 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
USA Today
Top Critic

It feels like a project that was pitched for the CW but watered down for Nickelodeon audiences. In the end, everyone loses.

October 26, 2012 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Detroit News
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Audience Reviews for Fun Size

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 Shen
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

½

"Trick or Treat, Bitch" Fun Size was a fun movie. It's not great in any means. But it made me laugh and gave me the mind numbing I was looking for. The little boy playing Albert was really funny. He is the best part of the movie. This movie is for a teen audience. I have a teen, so therefore I watch a plenty of these films. It's not the worse one I've seen of the bunch, but it's definitely too mature for younger kids and too immature for us adults. But it still made me laugh and exceeded in keeping my mind from wandering. I'd probably see it again. It's just one of those movies you can see or pass. Up to you.

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Super Reviewer

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 Gino
Manu Gino

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