|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.