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"BETTER NATE THAN EVER"
(2022) (Rueby Wood, Aria Brooks) (PG)


At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs None
Blood/Gross Stuff Minor
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Mild
Gun/Weapons None
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) Minor
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Minor
Sex/Nudity Mild
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Mild
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Minor


QUICK TAKE:
Comedy: A boy and his best friend sneak off to New York so that he can audition for a new musical.
PLOT:

Nate Foster (RUEBY WOOD) is a 7th grader living in Pittsburg with his parents and older brother, Anthony (JOSHUA BASSETT), who's constantly embarrassed by him, especially his love of all things Broadway. His best friend is Libby (ARIA BROOKS) who helps him get through his repeated rejections of trying out for the lead role in school plays. But she lightens his mood and gets his dreams fired up when she informs him that there's going to be a Lilo & Stitch musical and auditions for that are occurring soon.

The only problem is they're in NYC and his parents will never let him go. But as they've already planned a weekend anniversary getaway, Nate and Libby plot to sneak off to the Big Apple, only to find that Nate will need the presence of a parent or guardian before he can audition for the musical. They then happen to run into Nate's aunt Heidi (LISA KUDROW) a Broadway alum who works as a catering employee when not auditioning for plays.

Despite but also due to long being estranged from her sister, she wants to get her nephew back home, but Nate is determined to make sure he gets a shot at living out his dream.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Since it features kids in the lead roles, it might catch the attention of others, especially if they're into Broadway musicals.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG
For thematic elements, a suggestive reference and mild language.


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