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Kids in America (2005)

 -  Comedy  -  21 October 2005 (USA)
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A diverse group of high school students band together to peacefully stick it to their overbearing principal.

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A diverse group of high school students band together to peacefully stick it to their overbearing principal.

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Get Schooled Not Fooled. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, mature thematic elements and language | See all certifications »
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$750,000 (estimated)

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$440,228 (USA) (21 October 2005)

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$440,228 (USA) (21 October 2005)
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This movie holds the world record for the longest on screen kiss with a kiss between Smith and Sherrin lasting just over six minutes during the end credits. See more »

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Lawrence Reitzer: Aren't you going to ask why I'm eligible?
Walanda Jenkins: Boy please... You're so gay Cher dresses up like you.
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References All About Eve (1950) See more »

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1 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I went to see an early screening of Kids in America also (probably the same one as "melinalives"). I agree with most of what she had to say. It was really enjoyable. It's pretty funny (especially one scene with same sex kissing where I couldn't hear a couple of lines because people around me were laughing so hard). It's definitely a comedy, but it also tackles some serious issues, which for me was the reason I enjoyed it. Yes, there are a couple of times you can see the cracks show because it's not a big budget movie, but the lower budget doesn't stand in it's way (and for me, it was refreshing to see a teen movie that was smart). There is an homage to old 80s movies like "Sixteen Candles" that's really cool. I think melinalives said it right when she commented that "it's heart is in the right place". The performances are really good (I don't know who the lead boy is, but he's charming). If I were to find one fault with the film, the first ten minutes or so are a little bumpy but then it finds it's groove and I really got into it. And the last kiss was awesome... I'll be looking for it in the Guiness Book of World Records.


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