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Max Keeble's Big Move (2001)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Family  -  5 October 2001 (USA)
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Max Keeble, the victim of his 7th grade class, plots revenge when he learns he's moving; it backfires when he doesn't move after all.

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Max Keeble is a nice, quiet teenager, whose idea of 'superhero-requiring' danger is braving Evil Ice Cream Man who blames him for a health complaint from ma Lily. She spent six years on just the right interior and now hears from dad Don Keeble, a wimp whose 'career' in commercial publicity still only got him wearing sly costumes, a promotion requires the family to move to Chicago. Initially Max just hates giving up his high-school friends, a fatso and a music-maniac, but when their former friend Troy McGinty picks on them with his new image as bully realizes leaving means he can't be punished after Friday, and plans an orgy of revenge. Max's targets include the arrogant new principal, Elliot T. Jindraike, who spends the school budget on a new sports stadium to flatter the inspector, Superintendant Bobby 'Crazy Legs' Knebworth, and even plants to tear down the animal shelter. When it's all in motion, dad suddenly announces he has taken Max's first advice and turned down the promotion! Written by KGF Vissers

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They're taking on the world. One bully at a time. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Family

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Rated PG for some bullying and crude humor | See all certifications »

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7th Grade Heart Attack  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,377,958 (USA) (5 October 2001)

Gross:

$17,292,381 (USA) (22 February 2002)
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(at around 1h 1 min) The fish eyed effect when Max realizes his family is not moving to Chicago after all, was achieved by doing a close-up using a wide-angle lens, while the swimming distortion effect in shots of his parents was achieved using a "mesmerizer" lens that could be dialed around while in use. See more »

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When Max says, "What are we doing?", his mouth doesn't match the words (01:15:58). See more »

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[teacher wants Max to write a long essay due Friday]
Max: Wait. Friday was the day I was moving. And this teacher was mean. She let Dobbs steal my money. She wanted to punish me when it wasn't my fault. But if I wasn't gonna be here, what could she really do to me, right? It was time to take a stand.
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I'm Free
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Not a horrible kiddie flick, but...
5 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

Max Keeble. Well then. Not horrible, but definitely not the best. The jokes are O.K., the cast isn't too bad (where have I seen all them before?), and the food fight was a hit. However, the little scenes between "Max" and "Jenna" weren't very good at all. Come on, what 9th grader would actually notice a 7th grader. Possible, not likely. It's a movie, though. I guess the directors can have their fun. This movie wasn't totally bad, it just needs a little more...something. 6 out of 10 for Max Keeble.


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