Kids in America

2005

Comedy

5
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 17%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 65%
IMDb Rating 5.9 10 2538

Synopsis


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Cast

Julie Bowen as Principal Weller
Elizabeth Perkins as Sondra Carmichael
Rosanna Arquette as Abby Pratt
Rain Phoenix as Singer
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English
PG-13
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1hr 31 min
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23.976 fps
1hr 31 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by betheldude92 10 / 10

Extraordinarly Original...Would be an Understatement

Okay I would Just like to start off by saying that I do not write comments for movies very often but this movie just blew me away so I had to...

Kids in America: The story of a group of high school students who believe that their principal is taking away their rights, such as free speech and others, and how they change that all by getting the whole school involved...

A main reason I liked this movie is because it was about a group of high school students who "bridge the gap" of being the regular typical student, they are very outspoken, different, rebellious kids and their actions in the movie such as just getting up out of class to have a protest against their principal in the schoolyard, burning a symbol in the school football field that is extremely negative towards the principal, and just really standing up & fighting against the completely unfair educators they have! Also why I liked this movie is because of the very original and flat out hilarious humor in the movie...

Anyways the message of the movie in my opinion is just simply "Stand up to the higher power!" Because I think that if most kids had the points of view such as the teens in this movie they would be better & happier high school students! In all possibly one of the greatest movies I've ever seen...

Deserves WAY more than the 5.1 it has rite now! 10/10!!!

Reviewed by melinalives 7 / 10

I like this movie!

I went to an early screening of this movie and I really liked it! Although the film could do with a little editing- it was an early cut I believe- the first time director got some great performances from his talented mostly no name cast. It's one of those films that has some low budget problems but the film's heart is so in the right place you easily over look them... the two leads were very good as well as a stand out performance from Julie Bowen as a mean ambitious principal... overall a really great first effort by all. The story, based on real life incidents, takes place at high school where the aforementioned Julie Bowen resides as principal. She is running for state school superintendent and has begun a crack down on her students- her policy- much like a high school version of the Patriot Act- inspires a number of students to rise up and protest in very creative ways. This film hopefully will be an inspiration to many. Wait till the very end credits to see some very interesting documentary interviews with the real students the film was based on. Really hope this one gets a distributer. Certainly seems like an easy fit for an MTV youth type audience.

Reviewed by stephosaurusrex 10 / 10

See this film; it isn't your typical teen film

When I rented "Kids in America" with the ever-social socialite Nicole Richie, I didn't expect this film to be anything more than a gross teen comedy (i.e.: American Pie, American Wedding, etc...) worthy of a few laughs. I was wrong. Gregory Smith's Holden (perhaps named after the famous Holden Caulfield, from the GREATEST BOOK EVER, The Catcher in the Rye???) is great in this film. He is likable, clever, and the film's dominant hero. Holden and his crush Charlotte (played by the very beautiful Stephanie Sherrin) along with 5 other main--but equally different--characters form a band of rebels. This is basically the plot: The group of kids plot to destroy their principal's reputation and stop all chances of her being the Superintendent. There are pranks, jokes, and of course, teenage romance (Holden & Charlotte re-enact well-known make out scenes from famous movies, while answering the question "How many different ways can two people mack on each other?")However, the thing about Kids in America that sets it apart from other films is that it focuses more on reaching the audience and encouraging them to make a change. Entertainment is key, yes, but this film got me thinking for a good 15 minutes. If a film can do this, why, I must applaud it. Also, Julie Bowen is great as the controlling, tyrannical Principal, while Rosanna Arquette plays Charlotte's hippie Super Mom. I recommend seeing this film. It really knows what it's saying to its audience and no, it's not just a dumb teen comedy. It's a smart film with a good mantra: Change The World.

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