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Review: Fun Size

By TOM MEEK  |  October 31, 2012
2.0 2.0 Stars

Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice ventures onto the big screen in this hokey Halloween misadventure. She plays Wren, who has more to contend with than most teens: her father is dead, her mom (Chelsea Handler) runs around with a boy-toy half her age, and Albert (Jackson Nicoll), her doughy younger brother, gleefully pinches a loaf while she's in the shower. Even a coveted invitation to the hot guy's Halloween bash has a bittersweet downside when Wren's mom takes off and leaves her daughter to chaperone Albert's trick-or-treating. As the night wears on, Fun Size moves in unexpected directions and first-time director Josh Schwartz mixes Jekyll and Hyde with Nickelodeon-nice air kisses and sour forays into fart humor. Justice carries it all well, while Nicoll, in mini-Silent Jay mode, shows a precocious knack for the scatological. Such treats aside, however, this Size doesn't matter.

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