• How to Eat Fried Worms (2006)

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How to Eat Fried Worms

Release Date: August 25th, 2006

DVD Release Date: December 5th, 2006

PG |1 hr 24 min

Plot Summary

It is 11-year-old Billy's (Luke Benward) first day at a new school. Such an occasion is difficult enough for a boy to survive unscathed, but he inadvertently incurs the wrath of a bully and finds himself in an unappetizing predicament: He must eat 10 worms in a single day or face the consequences. A sister who likes to blab, a weak stomach, and Billy's own big mouth stack the deck against him.

Cast: Tom Cavanagh, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Luke Benward, Hallie Kate Eisenberg, Philip Bolden, Adam Hicks, Nick Krause, Ryan Malgarini

Director: Bob Dolman

Genres: Children, Adventure, Comedy drama

Production Co: Imagine Entertainment, New Line Cinema, Walden Media, Gran Via

Distributors: New Line Cinema

Keywords: 2000s, Endearing, Growing up, School, Offbeat, Underdog, Rivalry

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Elizabeth WeitzmanNew York Daily News

    Here's hoping its old-fashioned sensibility appeals to contemporary kids, because we could certainly use more movies as smart and sweet as this one. show more

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Boys will be happy at the mild grossness; parents will tolerate anything that entertains their hyperkinetic boys; and sisters will agree with the film's lone girl. show more

  • 75
    Angel CohnTV Guide Magazine

    While changes have been made to the book in the interest of compressing the story and emphasizing certain life lessons, the 33-year-old premise is still perfectly in sync with the sensibilities of preteen boys everywhere. show more

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