Okay, so I guess my biggest question here is... who in the hell is this movie for? It feels like a kid's movie, a teen movie and an adult comedy all rolled into one. It has a PG-13 rating, but half of it consists of the kind of the kind of material you might find on the Disney channel and the other half is pretty much 'Jackass'. I mean, I guess it has its moments, but I genuinely couldn't figure out who I might recommend this movie to.
Here we're dealing with a teenage girl named Wren (Victoria Justice) who loses her little brother, Albert (Jackson Nicoll) while out trick or treating. While she looks for him, her "best friend" April (Jane Levi), just wants to get to some popular guys party because he's "hot" or whatever. In the meantime, Albert is picked up by a creepy teenage kid out for revenge based on his broken heart named Fuzzy... yes, a little kid is randomly picked up by a dude named Fuzzy. Though the movie does address the overall creepiness of this, it doesn't really change much because this guy is STILL a creepy weirdo based on his actions. He's out to mess up a guy named Jörgen's (Johnny Knoxville) house with the help of this kid.
There's more going on here as well, when two nerdy kids join the little brother search and rescue mission so that there can be a very obvious set-up for a hook-up at the end. Said nerds are the somewhat charming Roosevelt (Thomas Mann) and a sort of low-brow horn-dog named Peng (Osric Chau). And let's not leave out the other side story involving Wren's mother, Joy (Chelsea Handler) in the midst of a mid-life crisis. She's trying to stay young, dresses up like a school girl and heads to a Halloween party at her boyfriend, Keevin's (Josh Pence) mom's house.
So yeah, there's quite a bit going on here. It almost feels like the movie tries to dish out something for everyone, but it's to an extent that makes no real sense. A lot of the humor throughout the film is quite low-brow, and there's honestly no character in this film I actually care about. MAYBE Wren's mother to some extent, but otherwise, I didn't particularly like any one character here.
As I said before, I suppose if you dig deep enough, you can find a moment or two to appreciate here. But all in all, this one was just kinda forgettable. As far as Halloween movies go, it'd never find its way on my favorites list, personally. I'm glad I finally watched it to see what it was all about, but I think there's a reason no one ever really seems to talk about it.
Leave a Reply.