A driven teen takes her neglectful parents hostage after they forget her jump-rope competition. The 16-year-old daughter of a Type A executive (Kristin Chenoweth) and a flaky artist (Matthew Modine), Emily Smith-Dungy (Olesya Rulin) endures the pains of parental neglect every day. Emily's frustrations with her distracted parents come to a head, however, when she realizes that neither one of them has bothered to show up and support her during a major jump rope competition. Determined to get their attention by any means necessary, the frustrated teen recruits her siblings to help take their parents hostage, and teach them what it means to be a real family. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
This is one of the best movie I have seen this year. Funny, fantastic photography and a super 30 min ending. Your toes will be tapping and your whole family will have a big smile. the trailer is misleading and it should be rated PG-13 at worst. I bought it at Target. 5 stars
This movie was horrendous from the word go. Whomever likes this has serious issues. First off, my poor Mom didn't see the (R) rating because we don't watch rated R movies. However, the premise could have been so cute and of course Hollywood has to muck and smut every good idea up. The language is horrible so if you're a good parent, you won't all them to see it. The sexual implications and provocative humor is bad. It was all bad... It had moments of cuteness, but that was overshadowed by the rest. Don't bother unless you have a craving for nastiness. We both said at the onset, "They shouldn't have even made this movie, total waste."