I agree with you 100%. It was geared to kids.
I viewed it without - as I'm on chemo. I like moviews like this where I'm pretty sure "nothing bad is going to happen and everything is going to work out in the end" so I enjoyed it as it was intended. I wish they made more "bad movies" just like this one. I really don't care what these film "critcs" think of my opinion. They have yours and I have mine. I'm very highly educated and have seen my share of movies that tax my intellect and adore them when in that frame of mind. At this time, I am not in that frame and thank goodness they have movies like this for different people, different states of mind, and those with differences of opinion.
But one last thought before all you start bickering over another movie, especially one not geared toward YOUR demographic. Ask that demographic. In this case - ask a kid. Second, rent a dvd of the movie and take it someone who is on chemo or radiation & watch it with THEM or leave it for them to watch and later go back and see if they enjoyed it. If they did or didn't or it even engrossed them enough to forget their troubles and pain for an hour and a half, THEN come back and write your critiques. All of you who nitpik need a dose of reality over a silly movie.
Now move over, I'm going to watch Overboard.
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