Fred: The Movie (12A)

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Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>2</span>/5

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Time Out says

Tue Dec 14 2010

The line between crass cash-in and clever cultural critique is blurred beyond all recognition in ‘Fred: the Movie’. Based on a successful YouTube series created by comic Lucas Cruikshank when he was just 14, this feature-length outing follows our titular suburban hero as he tries to woo the girl next door (Pixie Lott, awful) despite the fact that he’s a scrawny, self-absorbed momma’s boy with a mouth like a possessed vuvuzela.

At times, the film is unwatchably annoying: Fred is an excruciating hero, his desperate self-love and supposedly winning confidence grating almost as much as that nails-on-a-blackboard voice. Luckily, both Cruikshank and marvellously monickered director Clay Weiner know precisely what they’re doing: a flailing, desperate creature fuelled by shallow single-mindedness and an absolute conviction that he is a star in the making, Fred is a withering, unerringly precise satirical pastiche of the me-first ‘American Idol’ generation. The only question is why an audience would choose to spend 83 minutes with him.
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Rated:

12A

UK release:

Fri Dec 17, 2010

Duration:

83 mins

Cast and crew

Cast:

Lucas Cruikshank, Jake Weary, Jennette McCurdy

Director:

Clay Weiner

Screenwriter:

David A. Goodman

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Just NO

This "movie" was a blatant pandering cash-in by Lucas Cruikshank. When he was an irritating pain of the Youtube community, Lucas was already an insufferable, unfunny, and overall immature man-child that stood only as constant reminder of all that is wrong with entertainment and popular culture today. Now, Cruikshank also serves as an embarrassment to an entire generation of young adults.on an international scale. This movie disgusts and appalls me beyond coherent words, and, moreover, it sickens me even more to think that millions of people could find this mindless, lackadaisical drivel entertaining in any way imaginable.

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i saw fred on youtube with my little brouther and we found him hilariously funny The film looks great and was great

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i saw fred on youtube with my little brouther and we found him hilariously funny The film looks great and was great

imaan

i saw the episodes on youtube and my stomotch hurt with laughter and i can't waitto watch the film it looks like a hit!

imaan

i saw the episodes on youtube and my stomotch hurt with laughter and i can't waitto watch the film it looks like a hit!

Kip Mud

I enjoyed watching "Fred" on youtube, he was irritating but hilarious, so when I heard he was making a movie I almost jumped at the chance. The movie takes whatever appeal "Fred" had, what should've been an extention of 6 year old Fred's adventures, has turned into a vacuous poop fest. Wouldn't recommend -.-

long cat

This is infantile garbage at best. Lucas's voice is so irritating you can cringe. If I had a son like him I'd disown him. I sat through an hour of this twaddle and had to walk out. It is best left on Youtube. Pixie Lott however will recover from this travesty and become a major actress but Cruickshank should distance himself from this. Avoid at all costs