Finn on the Fly

2008 PG 1h 41m DVD

Finn on the Fly

2008 PG 1h 41m DVD
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Ben Soledad (Matthew Knight) is trying hard to fit in at his new school, but his only real friend is his border collie, Finn. His challenges only multiply when a faulty genetic experiment turns the faithful dog into another 13-year-old boy (Ryan Belleville). Once they adjust, however, Ben and Finn find there are plenty of skills they can learn from one another -- a couple of which may ultimately save Finn from the mad scientist next door.
Ana Gasteyer, Ryan Belleville, Matthew Knight, Brandon Firla, David Milchard, Wendy Anderson, Juan Chioran, Matthew Peart, Aislinn Paul
Mark Jean
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English SDH
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
age 7+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that other than some juvenile jokes about dog farts, this movie is a good pick for tweens. Though there is bullying behavior, there is also modeling of kindness and teamwork -- something you don't find every day among this age group.

Sexual Content

While in human form, Finn does a doggie no-no when he sniffs a lady pedestrian's skirt and is slapped and called a "pervert." Kids hold hands.


Themes of kidnapping and laboratory testing, but handled mildly. Blow-darts hit the wrong targets, evil scientist conducts weird experiments, dogs chase after people. Ben's dad punches cousin Eddie when he thinks that he is a prowler.


Some potty humor and accompanying language: "fart," "farting," "butt," "poo," "sucks."

Social Behavior

Positive message about standing up for yourself, being a kind friend, and working as a team.


Ben drinks from a can of Coke. The kids play with Frisbees.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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