The Rainbow Tribe

2011 NR 1h 30m DVD

The Rainbow Tribe

2011 NR 1h 30m DVD
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In the midst of dealing with a personal crisis, middle-aged Morgan Roberts returns to his childhood summer camp. He soon begins counseling a group of offbeat kids and learning some life lessons along the way in this tale based on a true story.
David James Elliott, Grayson Russell, Ed Quinn, Julie Ann Emery, Rebecca Mader, Noah Munck, Max Burkholder, Gabriel Mann
Christopher R. Watson
Widescreen 1.78:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 10+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
age 10+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Rainbow Tribe is a summer camp dramedy filled with potty humor and inappropriate behavior. In the first five minutes of the film, a boy wakes up in his underwear, scratches his backside, passes gas on his dog, shoves his brother's head in a toilet, and whips him with a towel in the crotch, causing the little brother to fall to the floor writhing in agony. The behavior doesn't improve in the following 85 minutes. The drama aspect of the movie centers on a middle-aged man sick with cancer who returns to the summer camp of his youth to find peace, but this story is overwhelmed by the awful shenanigans of the unlikable camp kids.

Sexual Content

A hypochondriac boy makes reference to gonorrhea. Two boys argue about what puberty is, and one of the boys tells the other that he bets he doesn't have "hair on his pickle" yet. A boy draws faces on his hands and has them sing a comedic song about Herman putting the sperm in Myrna.


Kids engage in a food fight. Characters are hit in the crotch with towels and tennis balls. A boy is hit in the head with an oar. A boy gives his younger brother a head dunk in a toilet. A boy at camp tosses fruit bats in the air and smashes them with a tennis racket, killing one. A boy gives another boy a wedgie. A bully camper blows snot into a bowl of food to be eaten by other campers. This same bully is often shown shoving other campers as he walks past.


"Ass," "pissed." Characters call each other names like "jerkbag," "stupid," and "buttface." A boy character gets halfway through saying the F-word before stopping. A character sings a song about a man named Herman putting the sperm in a woman named Myrna and getting her pregnant. A boy writes "4th Grade Sucks" in giant letters with white-out on his desk. The camp counselor makes up a song about boogers and has the kids sing along with it.

Social Behavior

Somewhere in this move is the idea that efforts to see the good inside children with behavioral issues will pay off, but this message is lost with the over-the-top deplorable behavior and sheer unlikeability of most of the kids.


A boy makes reference to X-Box, Game Boy, Tivo, and iPod.

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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