Using quirky inventions from a spy backpack, young Bernie Dingledorf, his dog, and two best friends, are the only ones who can save the world by facing bullies, thwarting circus clowns and d... Read allUsing quirky inventions from a spy backpack, young Bernie Dingledorf, his dog, and two best friends, are the only ones who can save the world by facing bullies, thwarting circus clowns and destroying Dr. Chuckles evil laugh generator.Using quirky inventions from a spy backpack, young Bernie Dingledorf, his dog, and two best friends, are the only ones who can save the world by facing bullies, thwarting circus clowns and destroying Dr. Chuckles evil laugh generator.
I'm going to do my best to keep this spoiler free as much as possible, mostly just detail some things on the way the movie starts out.
The film follows Bernie Dingledorf played by Zackary Arthur, IQ played by Cooper J. Friedman, Lens Cap played by Shiloh Nelson, and Splat played by Tupac Souza. Bernie, IQ and Lens Cap are filming their own superhero movie, when a group of bullies confront them and end up sabotaging it. This causes Bernie to get depressed for not being able to stand up to those bullies and protect his friends as well.
In another part of town there is a group of clowns going around robbing stores for a candy bar called "Gooey Chewy Bar", that got sent to the wrong addresses by mistake. The leader of the clowns, Dr. Chuckles who is played by Ryan O'Quinn is developing a plan to take over the world, with an invention of his own creation that causes laughter and makes people play mean pranks on one another. Anyone that eats the candy bar is immune to the affects of it, which Bernie and his friends ends up getting enough for them after a crate of the candy bars falls out of the clowns truck, following the encounter with the bullies..
This is where an secret agent Agent 001/2 who is played by Paul Johansson is assigned to find Bernie and his friends. They may be the only ones able to stop Dr. Chuckles from completing his diabolical plan.
This sets the foundation of the film, leading Bernie, his friends and others on a silly humorous ride of unpredictable moments.
Some other mentionable things about the film is that it has a very special actress in it too, Darcy Donavan. You may have seen Darcy in films and shows like Anchorman, Parks and Recreation, Modern Family, and My Name is Earl, to name a few of her works. She plays Agent 001/2's love interest in the film. There is one of her scenes where Agent 001/2 is trying to hide her from his boss, who discusses the mission to him. It made me really burst out laughing.
I also wanted to give props to both Billy Dickson the director and Bill Myers the writer, for bringing this movie together and putting the kind of effort in the film that makes you want to go and pay it forward to someone after watching it. It has that kind of ripple effect about it, of positivity. Also mentioning Bill again another fun part of the film is seeing him appear in parts of it as little cameos/easter eggs.
As a final message on why I think you all should watch this film, besides just the good message about the film, there is a lot of heart, humor and silliness within it too. With the way things has been this year and last year with the pandemic and quarentine, this is the kind of family movie that can bring out your inner child and make you feel like a kid again. Its also a family movie that anyone can enjoy watching. God knows we can all use a few laughs right now, and this movie certainly delivers on that! Give it a chance, you will not be disappointed!
- Oct 7, 2021