Cardboard acting, bad film technique, poor sound, and no real story....just about says it all for this little tiny skipable movie. It has no relationship whatsoever to the Spy Kids series.
Dad and a 12 year old managed to sit through this whole film, but it was a bit painful for both of us. The story follows a smarty pants 12 year old kid through school. He becomes our hero because he uncovers and solves a plot to kidnap the president's daughter who is visiting the school.
Don't be fooled by the cast into thinking this might be good. Lea Thompson (Caroline in the City star), D.L. Hughley, Roger Bart (the insane new guy George Williams in Desperate Housewives), and Suzy Nakamura (Curb Your Enthusiasm and West Wing) basically all phone in their performances.
You are supposed to believe some kind of love triangle between a British girl, our hero Thomas Miller, and Jackie Hoffman (his sort of tom boy friend). It's out of touch adults trying to write about children's feelings, but making them too adult.
There's not really any laughs here. And no real suspense.
It's hard to imagine how this film even got made. It is G. There are bonus features on the DVD, deleted scenes and some other things. Sadly I felt too tortured already to watch more about this film.
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Aug 5, 2010
Nov 13, 2010 06:55 PM UTC
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When thomas a class clown who is infamous for telling tall tales discovers a secret plot to kidnap the presidents daughter no one believes him. Realizing that he must take matters into his own hands - thomas must embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Studio: Uni Dist Corp. (mca) Release Date: 01/20/2009 Starring: Annasophia Robb D.l. Hughley Run time: 88 minutes Rating: Pg