Kids in America

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"Get Schooled Not Fooled."
  • PG-13
  • 2005
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 5.6  (2,784)
  • 38

Kids in America is a comedy-drama movie from 2005 that explores the struggles of young people in small towns as they try to find their place in the world. The movie stars Gregory Smith as Holden Donovan, a high school student who is fed up with the restrictive and outdated policies of his school administration. Holden is a smart and ambitious young man who dreams of attending Columbia University and becoming a writer. However, his school's administration has different plans for him. They have banned him from creating a school newspaper, which he believes is his right as a student. He starts to feel angry and betrayed, and he decides to take matters into his own hands.

Holden reaches out to other students who share his frustrations and together, they form a new student newspaper, titled "The Daily Scoop." The newspaper does not shy away from criticizing the school administration, and this gets them into trouble. But their courage to speak up and stand up for their rights inspires other students to take a stand too.

Through the eyes of the students, the movie delves into issues such as bullying, homophobia, and censorship. Malik Yoba plays Derek, a former football player who is now a music teacher at the school. He tries to help a student who is struggling with his sexuality and is being bullied by his peers. Julie Bowen plays a guidance counselor who, along with Holden's mother, helps him navigate the legal issues that arise from the school administration's attempts to shut down the newspaper.

The movie also explores the relationships between the students. It follows the story of Truman (played by Chris Morris), a student who wants to fit in with the popular crowd, but whom Holden sees as someone with potential to do great things. Holden tries to befriend him and encourage him to pursue his dream of becoming a rapper. All the while, Holden struggles to reconcile his feelings for Charlotte (played by Stephanie Sherrin), a girl who seems to have it all, but with whom he has ideological differences.

At its core, Kids in America is a movie about young people who are trying to find their own voices and be heard. They are fighting against a system that they feel is oppressive and outdated. The movie sends a message of hope to young people who feel powerless and stuck in small towns. It shows them that they have the power to fight for what they believe in and to make a positive difference in the world.

Overall, Kids in America is a well-acted and poignant movie that tackles important issues with grace and humor. It is a movie that speaks to young people and their struggles in a relatable and authentic way. The themes and messages are timeless and will resonate with audiences for years to come.

Kids in America is a 2005 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6 and a MetaScore of 38.

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    1 hr 31 min
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    5.6  (2,784)
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