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Operation Splitsville (1998)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 7 July 1999 (France)
After a boy's parents decide to divorce, he creates a "support group" for all the kids from failed marriages in his school. When kids who's parents aren't divorced start to pick on them, ... See full summary »

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Lynn Hamrick

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Patrick Braoudé (earlier screenplay), Gordon Cassidy (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Berry David Berry ... James
Jesse Littlejohn ... Chris
Jeff Gendelman ... Kenneth
Loryn Locklin ... Estelle
Gina Belafonte ... Bernice
Maurice Benard ... Frank
Stephanie Sawyer ... Karen
Grady Hutt Grady Hutt ... Tommy
Loretta Devine ... Principal
Christopher Lambert ... Max, P.E. teacher
Trevor Einhorn ... Arthur
Shaun Fleming Shaun Fleming ... Ernie
Robby Seager Robby Seager ... Billy
Paige Segal ... Louise
Brian Vickers Brian Vickers ... Sam
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After a boy's parents decide to divorce, he creates a "support group" for all the kids from failed marriages in his school. When kids who's parents aren't divorced start to pick on them, they agree to cause their parents to divorce as well. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for some sex-related material | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 1999 (France) See more »

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How to Divorce Your Parents See more »

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Dolby

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2.35 : 1
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Remake of Génial, mes parents divorcent! (1991) See more »

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A good, honest kid's film
16 May 2000 | by elloboSee all my reviews

"Splitsville" approaches divorce with an honesty you don't find in many films about or for kids today. The dialogue between the kids is frank, and the situations a bit fantastical, as they should be in such a film, but it all plays in a very real way.

Anyone who's ever been a sixth grader in suburbia knows that this is the way kids speak about sex and divorce. Actually, this is the way kids speak about anything: they recite the bits and pieces they hear their parents say, and fill in the rest using their own imagination, often with hilarious results. When a group of kids somehow decide that sex has something to do with food, I'm reminded of my own elementary school idea of how it's done -- I'll spare you the details, but I was wrong.

The movie is fun, it has a good message, and it doesn't present it in a "mommy and daddy still love each other but..." kind of way. Instead, it presents the situation, allows the characters to form their natural plan of action, and discover the reality of their situation on their own.

I recommend it.


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