Wren, a high school senior, is eager to escape from her dysfunctional family by attending college at NYU. On Halloween, Wren is invited to a party by the popular boy in school but her plans are spoiled when her mother insists she watch her little brother Albert. Albert isn't your normal little boy, he's a bit psychotic, so Wren eventually loses him in a crowd, chaos ensues. Josh Schwartz's Fun Size is a derivative teen-romantic comedy that doesn't leave much of an impression on the viewer, good or bad. The film definitely plays in all the tropes of the genre from the main character being far too attractive to be considered a nerd, to the unnoticed boy who is inevitably going to win Wren's heart. The film just goes through the motions with a very predictable narrative but that doesn't mean it didn't have its moments. There are some rather entertaining bits centered around Wren's mom dating a 26 year old and the very last scene with Albert may ave been the best part but the drama the film tries to create centered around the death of Wren's father ends up falling flat. It would be unfair to call Fun Size a bad film per se, but its utterly disposable narrative and poor dramatic beats keep it from being anything beyond a film which younger teenagers may enjoy.
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