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Report, edit, etc...Posted by DT_Battlekruser on 2006-12-09 at 11:18:06
Seeing as I'm an almost weekly moviegoer, I decided to start a column here reviewing the movies that I see.

Grade: B-

Unaccompanied Minors is part family comedy, part kids action movie. Like all movies where the central characters are children, the adults' characters are weak and stale when the interesting dialog of comedies for more mature audiences is omitted from their routine. But this film is a refreshing treat to take kids to, since it actually moves you along with jokes that will make audiences of all ages giggle, and manages to run its entire 90 minutes without descending into the toilet humor that has plagued recent kids' movies.

The following movie synopsis is from Fandango:

It's Christmas Eve and five kids have just been snowed in at the airport - and there isn't a parent in sight. Unaccompanied Minors follows awkward Spencer (Dyllan Christopher), rich-girl Grace (Gina Mantegna), tomboy Donna (Quinn Shephard), geeky Charlie (Tyler James Williams) and bashful Beef (Brett Kelly) as they try to outwit a disgruntled airport official (Lewis Black) and reunite with their families. Using "borrowed" golf-carts, a canoe on a snow hill and the help of a reluctant flight attendant (Wilmer Valderrama), these kids are about to prove the holidays aren't about where you are, but who you're with.

All in all, Unaccompanied Minors provides a fun way to spend a couple hours with the family, refreshingly clear of the depressingly immature jokes that drive older audiences from movies rated "PG" in hordes. Nonetheless, don't expect too much out of this movie. It is, after all, a kids' flick.
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