Kids in America
Kids in America (2005)

Teenagers stand up for their rights and take on the woman who wants to scuttle their freedoms in this comedy drama inspired by a true story. Principal Weller (Julie Bowen) is the ambitious but hard-headed leader of Booker High School.… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 21, 2005
DVD Release Date: March 7, 2006
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

What a wasted opportunity.

Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger

While a title card at the beginning of the picture says the story is inspired by true events, it really should read, 'Inspired by another film.'

Clint Morris

boy, does it kick goals! There's some real fun to be had here

Justin Chang

Would be easier to root for if it weren't so very pleased with itself.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Filmmaker Josh Stolberg claims to have been inspired by real-life events, but mostly he ineptly rips off other movies and wastes a cast that includes Rosanna Arquette, Adam Arkin and Elizabeth Perkins.

Scott Weinberg

The cast keeps it watchable, but it's not a flick you'll remember for more than 45 minutes.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

A feeble call to arms, and inept entertainment to boot.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

You get the exhausting feeling that Stolberg is desperately trying to prove how cool he is.

Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)

Even after 18 years of seeing every movie that plays here, I'm still surprised by some films. I even gave this one conflicting ratings.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
As far as I'm concerned, Kids In America is very underrated. What you have here with this film is a comedy that exposes an important subject. People hate… More
Nick Grimm
Honestly I thought it was going to suck.. but there is a certain real edge to the movie that you don't find in the vast majority of "teen… More