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Max Keeble's big move

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His world. His rules.

After a depressing first day of school, much-bullied seventh grader, Max Keeble (Alex D Linz), finds out that he's moving to a new city in a week. Rather than put up with the normal routine of school, he starts getting revenge on all the people who have picked on him. After creating all kinds of mayhem, Max finds out he's not moving after all and must face up to the consequences of his actions.

Persons of interest

  • Alex D Linz .... Max Keeble
  • Larry Miller .... Principal Elliot T Jindraike
  • Jamie Kennedy .... Evil Ice Cream Man
  • Zena Grey .... Megan
  • Josh Peck .... Robe
  • Nora Dunn .... Lily
  • Robert Carradine .... Don
  • Clifton Davis .... Superintendent Bobby "Crazy Legs" Knebworth
  • Amy Hill .... Mrs Rangoon
  • Noel Fisher .... Troy McGinty
  • Orlando Brown .... Dobbs
  • Amber Valletta .... Ms Dingman
  • Veronica Alicino .... Mrs Talia
  • Jonathan Bernstein .... Screenwriter
  • Mark Blackwell .... Screenwriter
  • James Greer .... Screenwriter
  • Tim Hill .... Director

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Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Good idea, poor execution.

When a film uses "science" as a plot device that science had better be correct or the film loses out in a big way. Pheromones, used in Max Keeble's big move to attract hordes of creatures to the school principal, do not work that way. They are species specific, that is, they only attract other members of the same species. Goat pheromones attract other goats of the appropriate sexuality (male goat pheromones attract heterosexual female goats and homosexual male goats). This film is supposed to be about schooling and they can't even get that right!

What's worse is that Max's school has two bullies, one psychotic and one economic. I never suffered from bullying, nor did anyone who went to the same schools as me. It seems that in the USA, every school and every year has a bad seed. It's surreal. It's also unreal. There can't be THAT many bullies in the USA.

On second thought, check out George Bush and Iraq; if that's not bullying, what is? (Not that Iraq is blameless, just that Bush's behaviour is less than sociable).

Max Keeble's big move is a children's story told from the point of view of a child: from that perspective it has a lot going for it, just remember that not everything you see in the movies is true.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Languages: Czech, English, Hungarian
  • Picture: Widescreen 1.85:1/16:9
  • Special features:
    • Commentary: Alex Linz, Jamie Kennedy, Larry Miller, Tim Hill, Mike Karz (Producer)
    • Deleted scenes
    • Featurettes:
      • Alex to the Max
    • Max's hall of knowledge and stuff - trivia maze game
  • Subtitles: Bulgarian, English, English captions, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Swedish

Security censorship classification

PG (Adolescent themes)

Surveillance time

83 minutes (1:23 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 10 January 2001
DVD rental: 18 September 2002
VHS rental: 18 September 2002
DVD retail: 29 January 2003
VHS retail: 29 January 2003

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