Seventh grader Max Keeble decides to get back at all of his enemies before him and his family moves away. Alex D. Linz is really cute and there's a good food fight scene, but aside from that it's just forgettable fluff. Younger viewers will likely get more entertainment out of it. Rated PG. Contains mild language and crude humor.
Snappy dialog, awesome performances by all three leads and a great plot contribute to the fun of this send up on film noir. Kilmer actually succeeds in stealing some scenes from Downey Jr. (which is unusual) with his over the top character 'Gay Perry'.
A great fun ride of a film.
If you are not a Shakespeare fan, or if you have no interest in how movies ideas are created, then you wouldn't know that this movie is based off William Shakespeare's play "Taming Of The Shrew." I think the move does a really good job capturing WS ideas and vision not to mention it offers a dummied down version of the actual play for people like me who hate iambic pentameter.