Mario Lopez, Kelly Rutherford, Christopher Gorham and Rainn Wilson Star In This Family Comedy
Now Available On Demand, DVD, and Digital Platforms
I am not usually a fan of Mario Lopez's when it comes to movies. Yes, I used to watch Saved by the Bell when I was younger, but whenever he is in movie, they always give him cheesy parts, or I can only picture him as AC Slater from the Saved by Bell Days. While I knew that he was in this recent family-friendly movie, I was more interested in seeing it as it had Kelly Rutherford from Gossip Girl and Rainn Wilson from The Office. I was trying to picture Rainn WIlson in this film, and new that he would be the comedic jokes to this movie. Oh and did I mention that this movie is filled with great chart topping hits from the 80's. You really are in for a treat when you gather your family to watch this coming of age movie set during the summer of 1981.
Here is a clip from the movie, to give you a feel for this lighthearted family comedy...
It’s summer 1981, and Ernest Terry (Jacob M. Williams) — like most boys his age — is obsessing over George Lucas’s Star Wars saga. In the woods outside Ernest’s neighborhood, capture-the-flag contests escalate into sprawling Jedi battles, with bright yellow Wiffle ball bats substituting for lightsabers. But when a bully snaps Ernest’s already-damaged “weapon” in half, Ernest and his friends accept a mission: Follow a nearby stream to the town mall, buy a new bat and return home before their parents realize they’re missing. The awkward preteens wrestle with small crushes, big imaginations and equivalent coming-of-age obstacles on a lazy summer afternoon.
In addition to being able to sit and enjoy quality time with your family as you laugh and smile together watchig this movie, you will also feel good in knowing that "a portion of the proceeds being donated to the organization to support their youth development programs. Nearly 200 children from BGCA, as well as additional teens from Philadelphia’s Big Picture Alliance and from Dreaming Tree’s Fresh Films Chicago program, worked behind the camera and/or in the editing bay during filming." I love when movies and their sales benefit meaningful oraganizations like the BGCA.
While my girls are too young to watch this movie, my husband and I had a great time watching it and singing along to songs of our childhood. This is definitely a great movie to wrap up the summer with, while spending time with the kids before you all go in different directions once school and after-school sports start.
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Disclosure: I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.