There was a great message about friendship and doing the right thing. Both Mitch and Billy are worried about fitting into their new environment. He explains to Joe that the second worm was eaten by their principal, Burdock when Adam accidentally put it in his at the Brown Toad. However, the film does largely redeem itself and the age and maturity of your children will matter when you watch it. The boys get into one misadventure after another as they try to find different places and increasingly disgusting ways to cook the worms before Billy consumes them. Billy becomes more confident with each worm that he swallows. The story begins when a new kid named Billy Luke Benward moves to town.
Despite having a notoriously weak stomach, Billy takes him up on the bet. As such, Joe bets Billy that he can't eat ten worms without vomiting , the bet to take place this upcoming Saturday, with the last worm to be consumed by 7pm. Based on Thomas Rockwell's popular 1973 , this movie revolves around 11-year-old Billy Luke Benward , who ticks off the school bully, Joe Adam Hicks on his first day at a new school. Despite the gross premise, this movie can teach kids a lot about how to deal with bullies and stand up for yourself. In this family oriented movie, kids can gain the courage to not be afraid to stand up for themselves especially to people trying to bully them.
If you want it, here it is, come and get it! They are then interrupted by Burdock, who nearly catches them when a worm falls out of Billy's pants, which Joe covers up. The boys get into one misadventure after another as they try to find different places and increasingly disgusting ways to cook the worms before Billy consumes them. Commercialism Not an Issue : None. All the other boys follow Joe if only out of fear, especially as legend has it that the ring that Joe wears contains poison which will lead to a slow death if injected. Unlike in the film, his parents eventually find out about the bet, which he ultimately wins instead of tying. As the bet starts, the only classmate on Billy's side is Erika Tansy, a girl with a mind of her own.
Both Mitch and Billy are worried about fitting into their new environment. They're crawling along through the moist dirt, innocent as can be. She thinks that he is brave and heroic because he is going to eat the worms to show that bully that he is not afraid of him. The boys get into one misadventure after another as they try to find different places and increasingly disgusting ways to cook the worms before Billy consumes them. I'd read the book, so I knew the story. Billy confirmed that it was part of his lunch thinking that maybe the bully would leave him alone if he told him such a thing which he would later learn he was wrong.
What's the best way to make friends? I hope to find some young talent, before anyone else knows who they are, a unique story, and a funny scene or two. You might like this movie. All the worms he eats in the book are , and Erika, the girl who helps him in the film, is not introduced until the book's sequel, How to Fight a Girl. Joe gains ten friends that help him prepare for the challenge of eating 10 worms in front of the whole student body so he can show Billy a thing or two. But by the end of the day, they all learn that there is strength in numbers in dealing with fear. Meanwhile, Billy's dad Thomas Cavanagh struggles with his new job; his mom Kimberly Williams-Paisley is busy looking after his younger brother Ty Panitz ; and adorably gawky Erika Hallie Kate Eisenberg understands Billy because she towers above her classmates.
The book really didn't have anything to do about bullying and the bet was made between 2 kids and they both had input. Billy's first day in the fifth grade at his new school does not go well when he gets into an altercation with the class bullies, led by Joe Guire. To save face and earn the respect of his new classmates, Billy agrees to a bet -- whether he can eat 10 worms in 1 day -- that will determine his fate at the school. The film received mixed reviews from critics. Billy has to eat fifteen worms in fifteen days, and the terms of the bet are fifty dollars, which he intends to use to buy a dirt bike. Despite having a notoriously weak stomach, Billy takes him up on the bet.
As with other books-to-movies produced by Walden Media —- , , and , to name a few —- this movie is well made, even if it strays a bit from the book's details. There is so much wrong about this movie and how it portrays kids and school. Both Mitch and Billy are worried about fitting into their new environment. At lunch, Billy opens his thermos and pours out a pile of live earthworms. And I especially loved how real and natural the kids were in this movie -- like real kids. As a director, Dolman is an extremely laissez-faire schoolteacher; the boys all overact and he lets them, so it's up to the girls to save the day. One thing leads to another and eventually a very disgusting competition is born.
How can you help new kids feel welcome? They're crawling along through the moist dirt, innocent as can be. Was Billy right to mouth off at the school bully on his first day at school? As for us adults, there really isn't anything here for us to watch and I may never eat gummy worms ever again. What was the real reason for Joe's bullying? Billy's first day in the fifth grade at his new school does not go well when he gets into an altercation with the class bullies, led by Joe Guire. The movie does become fun. In the process, he gains the attention of a girl in his class named Erika. All contents are provided by non-affiliated third parties and contain only links to other sites on the Internet. Occasionally, you get some surprises out of a film like this, but as I said earlier, there really wasn't any stand out talent here.