Warner Bros. Pictures | Release Date: December 8, 2006
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Mixed or average reviews based on 27 Ratings
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Tss5078Mar 26, 2017
For decades, A Christmas Carol and It's A Wonderful Life have been the standard templates for holiday films, until a third choice came along in 1990. Ever since, there have been a whole slew of films that have tried to be the next Home Alone.For decades, A Christmas Carol and It's A Wonderful Life have been the standard templates for holiday films, until a third choice came along in 1990. Ever since, there have been a whole slew of films that have tried to be the next Home Alone. None have come close to being as good, but perhaps the best attempt came from Unaccompanied Minors. The Davenport kids are flying to seeing their father for the holidays when they are stuck in Cleveland by a massive snow storm. When they get there, they discover they are just two of dozens of kids who are stuck at the same airport, trapped in a conference room under the watchful eye of the airports ruthless administrator, (Lewis Black) who's not all that fond of children. Together with some of the more unique personalities, the Davenports stage an escape and wreck havoc on the airport, determined to have fun during the holidays, even if it is in a snowed in airport. Yes, this is a kids movie with all the cheesy jokes and kid stuff that comes along with it, but what makes it unique is all the different personalities. The six kids are from all different parts of the country and are all from different family structures and different socioeconomic backgrounds, meaning they all had very different lives and very different ideas on what the definition of fun is. The culmination of the different personalities and how they all come together is what makes this film unique and quite frankly pretty special. The young cast is pretty talented as well, featuring Brett Kelly from Bad Santa as well as Tyler Williams from Everybody Hates Chris. The young cast also gets help from veteran comedians Lewis Black, Wilmer Valderrama, and Rob Corddry. The combination of young comedians and veteran comedians adds another dynamic similar to the one set up by the characters in the film. As well as the mixing of characters personalities, you're also getting a wide variety of comedic styles in the film. The bottom line, Unaccompanied Minors may be a kids Christmas movie, but there is a whole lot to like about it, from the writing, to the in depth character development, the mixing of different comedic styles, and even the unique settings. It's not quite Home Alone, but as close as anyone's come since 1990. Expand
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homer4presidentMar 31, 2015
The first ten minutes are pretty bad, but once you get to know the kids and see the way they play off of each other, it actually becomes this mildly enjoyable film with some decent charm.
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RobertoR.May 3, 2007
It's the best picture ever have a lot of entretening moments with thing that makes the audience laugh and great efects.have an amazing young actors all of them the best one is Quinn Shephard as Donna I love that rol that she made.
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SaulR.Dec 11, 2006
A briskly paced, well crafted feel good comedy for the holidays, highly enjoyable for the whole family if one is able to get over the implicit anti-Semitism of a Christmas movie. While Lewis Black is a bit over the top, the performances by A briskly paced, well crafted feel good comedy for the holidays, highly enjoyable for the whole family if one is able to get over the implicit anti-Semitism of a Christmas movie. While Lewis Black is a bit over the top, the performances by all the young actors are quite good. There are not enough superlatives to describe Tyler James, who consistently outdoes his material and leaves the audience wanting more. Gina Mantegna is one to watch, and Wilmer Valderrama gives a surprisingly effective performance. Expand
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peterk.Dec 10, 2006
I had a wonderful time watching this film. I really don't understand it's low imdb rating. I thought the five young leads all gave really great preformances, partucularly Quinn Shepard as Donna.
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ArnoldF.Dec 9, 2006
I am an adult and I really enjoyed this movie. The kids were excellent. The camaraderie among them was great.
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