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Boxboarders!

posted by Nell Minow
B-
Lowest Recommended Age:High School
MPAA Rating:Rated PG-13 for language, crude and sexual content, some teen partying and reckless behavior.
Profanity:Some crude language
Nudity/Sex:Some teen sexual references and non-explicit situations
Alcohol/Drugs:Some teen drinking
Violence/Scariness:Comic violence and peril, some characters injured
Diversity Issues:Diverse characters including gay parent
Movie Release Date:NA
DVD Release Date:July 29, 2008
B-
Lowest Recommended Age: High School
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for language, crude and sexual content, some teen partying and reckless behavior.
Profanity: Some crude language
Nudity/Sex: Some teen sexual references and non-explicit situations
Alcohol/Drugs: Some teen drinking
Violence/Scariness: Comic violence and peril, some characters injured
Diversity Issues: Diverse characters including gay parent
Movie Release Date: NA
DVD Release Date: July 29, 2008

The writer of the delightful Clockstoppers has written and directed an unpretentious little comedy about a crazy “sport” — racing boxes on wheels. It makes the most of its low budget with an easy-going good humor in this goofy but sweet story about two teens who accidentally invent the “boxboarding” and end up in a big race against their nemesis. And of course it also involves getting a little bit closer to the girls they like.
The young cast performs with gusto, ably assisted by top adult character actors like Stephen Tobolowsky as the ever-patient psychologist dad and “The Office’s” Melora Hardin as a litigator always eager to go to court. Clearly, everyone had a blast making the film. One of the DVD’s highlights is an entertaining making-of featurette that I hope will inspire those who watch it not to try taping a refrigerator box to a skateboard but to pick up a camera and make a movie.
Parents should know that in addition to the completely idiotic and very dangerous “sport” in the film, it also has some bad language, teen partying, and sexual references.

  • jestrfyl

    We were doing something like this about 40 or so years ago. It was a product of a boring summer, a bunch of wheeled junk from the local dump, and some boxes and boards. Not only did it not help us get the girls, most of the girls thought we were too nuts to even talk to. So now it is a movie?! I always liked the Junkyard Wars shows where you had to create something from essentially nothing.

  • bill

    great movie, everyone should rent it. Filmed in and around Laguna Beach, CA

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/moviemom/ Nell Minow

    Right Bill, thanks!

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