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How to Eat Fried Worms (2006)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 25 August 2006 (USA)
During the first day of his new school year, a fifth grade boy squares off against a bully and winds up accepting a dare that could change the balance of power within the class.

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The Forrester family - father Mitch Forrester, mother Helen Forrester, their pre-teen son Billy Forrester and their pre-school son Woody Forrester - have just moved to a new town where Mitch is starting a new job. Both Mitch and Billy are worried about fitting into their new environment. It's worse for Billy as Woody, who is not worried about the move, is at that stage in his life where everything is simple and easy. Billy's first day in the fifth grade at his new school does not go well when he gets into an altercation with the class bullies, led by Joe Guire. The altercation involves worms and Billy stating that he eats worms all the time, which leads to all the bullies calling him "Wormboy". As such, Joe bets Billy that he can't eat ten worms (without vomiting), the bet to take place this upcoming Saturday, with the last worm to be consumed by 7pm. Despite having a notoriously weak stomach, Billy takes him up on the bet. As the bet starts, the only classmate on Billy's side is ... Written by Huggo

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Ein Filmvergnügen für Kinder zum Anbeißen (A film pleasure for children to bite) See more »

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

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$4,003,537 (USA) (25 August 2006)

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$13,022,756 (USA) (6 October 2006)
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Luke Benward's favorite worm to eat was The Greasy Brown Toad Bloater Special. See more »

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Handwriting of "Billy Forrester" on the blackboard changes between scenes. See more »

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Erika: [singing] I wish I had a horse that I could ride, ride, ride.
[throws a rock in the pond]
Woody: [singing] I wish my older brother was dead, dead, dead.
[throws a rock in the pond]
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Silent quote from trailer used: "No worms were harmed in the making of this film." (Shows worm blowing up in microwave.) "Not even this one" See more »

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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst of 2006 (2007) See more »

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The Tide Is High
Written by John Holt
Performed by Matthew Sweet
Produced by Ralph Sall for Bulletproof Recording Co., Inc.
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A really fun family movie!
9 September 2006 | by (Hemet, CA) – See all my reviews

My wife and I took our 13 year old son to see this film and were absolutely delighted with the winsome fun of the film. It has extra appeal to boys and men who remember their childhood, but even women enjoy the film and especially Hallie Kate Eisenberg's refrain, "Boys are so weird." It's refreshing to see a film that unapologetically shows that boys and girls are indeed different in their emotional and social makeup. Boys really do these kinds of strange things and usually survive to tell the story and scare their mothers silly! We enjoyed the film so much that my son and an 11 year old friend, myself and my daughters 23 year old boyfriend went to see the movie the next day for a guys day out. We had even more fun the second time around and everyone raved about it. It's clean and delightfully acted by a pre-adolescent cast reminiscent of the TV Classic "Freaks and Geeks". We all feel it will become a sleeper hit not unlike the "Freaks & Geeks" which didn't survive its first season but sold-out its DVD release. Do see it especially if you have boys and you'll find it stimulates conversation about fun and safety! Girls will love it because of the opportunity it affords to say, "Boys are so weird!" Don't miss it...


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