2008 TV-G 1h 32m DVD


2008 TV-G 1h 32m DVD
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Offering their services to fellow misfits, three teen outcasts create a time machine that lets kids travel into the past to correct embarrassing social gaffes. But the boys are soon in over their heads when they inadvertently open up a black hole.
Jason Dolley, Luke Benward, Nicholas Braun, Chelsea Kane, Steven R. McQueen, Kara Crane, Dexter Darden, J.P. Manoux, James Jamison, Jason Tatom
Lev L. Spiro
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
TV-G - Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
age 8+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this made-for-TV Disney movie is heavy on social mishaps. Characters are frequently (and needlessly) bullied, though many of the victims are rescued by the heroes, who go back in time to prevent the incidents. Some of the bullies antagonize their victims simply because they like being mean, and some characters see their social status climb because they choose not to defend friends who find themselves on the wrong side of the jock-geek divide. That said, the movie's message is to show how people can transcend that kind of stereotypical labeling.

Sexual Content

No sex or nudity, though there's some kissing. One couple argues over infidelity issues.


Some slapstick antics and frequent bullying, but no fighting.


No swearing, but frequent name calling -- particularly "geek," "nerd" and "dork."

Social Behavior

Plenty of stereotyping of high school characters, including jocks, geeks, and cheerleaders -- though the point of the movie is to show how people can transcend these labels. The heroes steal a key scientific formula from NASA to build their time machine and later must lie to teachers to hide the device. A popular guy cheats on his girlfriend but gets what he deserves when she breaks up with him. Lots of bullying, often just for the sake of being mean (but the heroes try to prevent these incidents).


Not applicable

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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