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Unaccompanied Minors

  • compiled by Jeffrey Overstreet Copyright Christianity Today International
  • 2006 1 Jan
Unaccompanied Minors
from Film Forum, 12/14/06

In the new comedy Unaccompanied Minors, when a bunch of youngsters end up stranded in an airport, it becomes clear to them, and to audiences, that grownups are idiots. And so they're off to get into all kinds of mischief.

Bob Hoose (Plugged In) says, " … [T]he movie tends to celebrate youthful rebellion and a lot of bad choices. Kids mouth off, sneak off, run away, gamble, etc. The adults aren't off the candy-cane hook, here, either. They clamber after the delinquents with as much reckless abandon as the kids and are the reason that the children are 'on their own' in the first place."

David DiCerto (Catholic News Service) says, "This holiday season, there have already been two Christmas clunkers—Deck the Halls and The Santa Clause 3—that, someday when available on DVD, could replace lumps of coal as the stocking stuffer for naughty boys and girls. Now comes Unaccompanied Minors … quite possibly the worst of the lot. … The inanity insults the intelligence of youngsters and will be a chore for grown-ups 'accompanying' their minors."

Mainstream critics rate this as a minor holiday release.

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