How to Eat Fried Worms

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Released 2006

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Director:
Bob Dolman
Released:
2006
Rating:
PG

How to Eat Fried Worms tells the story of Billy (Luke Benward), 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, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, James Rebhorn, and Hallie Kate Eisenberg.

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  • 75

    Entertainment Weekly

    Happily, after a cartoon opening-credits sequence that overdoes it on the barf, Worms goes light (but not too light) on the gore and the goo.

  • 60

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    Nicely directed, the film version proves refreshingly free of the customary blights that affect most modern children's movies, notably adult condescension. But, man, is it mean.

  • 50

    Variety

    A decidedly old-fashioned family film that may prove too quaint for modern audiences.

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Comedy, Drama, Kids

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Family Dramas