How to Eat Fried Worms

How to Eat Fried Worms
How to Eat Fried Worms
  • PG
  • 1h 23m
  • 2006
Rotten59%
Common Sense Media Iconage 9+
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How to Eat Fried Worms tells the story of Billy (Luke Benward - "We Were Soldiers," "Because of Winn-Dixie"), an 11-year old who, on his first day at a new school, inadvertently challenges the town bully. To save face and earn the respect of his new classmates, Billy agrees to a bet-- whether he can eat 10 worms in 1 day -- that will determine his fate at the school. As the pressure mounts, he must summon heroic strength to keep his 5-year-old brother from blabbing, his weak stomach from betraying him, and his big mouth from getting him into more trouble than he's already in. Starring Golden Globe-nominee Tom Cavanaugh (TV's "Ed," "Bang Bang You're Dead"), Kimberly Williams-Paisley ("Father of the Bride I & II," "We Are Marshall"), James Rebhorn ("Scent of a Woman,""Baby Mama"), and Hallie Kate Eisenberg ("The Insider," "Bicentennial Man").

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten59%
Critics Consensus: This Fear Factor for kids is good-natured and tasty enough.
Reviews
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper
Rotten

It's actually kind of disgusting and gross, and I'm sure that's the point, but I don't see the ent...

June 21, 2017
Toronto Star
Susan Walker
Fresh

This is a story that could have gone way too far in the direction of the touching tale illustratin...

June 21, 2017
USA Today
Claudia Puig
Fresh

Worms has its share of kid-friendly gross-outs but is actually a sweet-natured look at standing up...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
A gross-out movie with a sweet story.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is gross, which is probably why it will appeal to fourth-graders everywhere. There's also some crude potty humor and mild profanity, as well as name-calling and bullying. But the message is straightforward and simple: It's okay to stand up for yourself, and sometimes, you have to eat worms (or in grown-up terms, do something you don't want to do) in order to gain the courage needed to get by in this crazy world.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama, Family
  • Release Date:August 25, 2006
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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