Heavyweights

1995 PG 1h 37m DVD

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Heavyweights

1995 PG 1h 37m DVD
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Camp Hope is a summer retreat for overweight boys run by a kindly couple. But when tyrannical fitness guru Tony buys the camp, he puts the kids on a cruel regimen. Sick of Tony's methods, the kids stage a coup and reclaim their summer of fun.
Format
DVD
Screen
Full Screen 1.33:1
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
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 9+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 9+
  • Ben Stiller
  • Aaron Schwartz
  • Tom McGowan
  • Shaun Weiss
  • Jeffrey Tambor
  • Allen Covert
  • David Goldman
  • Tom Hodges
  • Leah Lail
  • Paul Feig
  • Joseph Wayne Miller
  • Cody Burger
  • Nancy Ringham
  • Tim Blake Nelson
  • Jerry Stiller
  • Anne Meara
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Reviews

age 9+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this comedy sends confusing signals about being overweight. It's not clear if the movie is about self-acceptance or self-loathing. There's some mild potty language and some pranks that get a little out of hand, as well.

Sexual Content

Teens shown making out as the opening credits roll. One of the Camp Hope boys makes out with a girl at the dance. Pat the counselor kisses the camp nurse.

Violence

Tony is tied up and put inside of a cage with an electric fence. A father punches him in the stomach at the end of the movie.

Language

"Damn," "big ass," "see you in hell," "kick his ass."

Social Behavior

Confusing messages about being overweight. Some of the tactics that Tony uses are cruel, and the revenge pranks that the campers enact are pushing it. The only females in the film are love-interests or mothers.

Consumerism

Food, glorious food! All kinds of candies and pizzas and junk food abound. Taco Bell, Burger King, McDonald's signs are displayed.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Food is treated like a drug -- the jonesing, the stashes, the withdrawals. Adults like the cameraman and the cook smoke cigarettes.

  • 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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