Movie Review: FUN SIZE

It’s Halloween – the night that everyone in Cleveland loves, as “it’s the time you can pretend to be someone else.” However, when you have a “crazy family” thanks to a mum (Chelsea Handler) who has gone off the rails after the death of her husband/your father, and a ‘whacky’ little brother Albert, it’s hard to escape being you.

After getting an invite to the most sought after Halloween party in school, Wren (Victoria Justice) thinks this is going to be the best Halloween ever. However, thanks to Albert going missing while trick or treating, she may never make it there. Halloween becomes less about partying and more about finding Albert and getting him home before her partying, ‘cougar’ mother finds out.

I know this film is not aimed at my demographic (even though teen films are one of my guilty pleasures) – it is clearly one for the tweens/teens, however, not even they will enjoy it.

Fun Size tries far too hard to be a cool film however there are far too many clichés, overexagerated, cringeworthy, and creepy moments to make this an enjoyable film.

The filmmakers tried to appeal to adults by casting Chelsea Handler as the children’s mother, and Johnny Knoxville as a creepy thug, and it does work to an extent. But that doesn’t last too long as very quickly, and throughout the entire film, you will find you will be asking yourself, “Why Chelsea, why?!” and “Johnny, you’re freaking me out!”

The only redeeming feature about Fun Size are the leads, Victoria Justice and Jane Levy (best friend April). They put in good performances, and are likeable, but even for all of their trying, they can’t save this film.

Films like Fun Size really make me miss John Hughes even more than usual. No-one can fill his gaping hole and this film has made it glaringly obvious. Don’t be decieved by the title, Fun Size is anything but fun!

That’s Entertainment!
Sarina 🙂

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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