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How to Eat Fried Worms (movie)

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How to Eat Fried Worms
Directed byBob Dolman
Genndy Tartakovsky (animation)
Screenplay byBob Dolman
Based onHow to Eat Fried Worms
by Thomas Rockwell
Produced by
CinematographyRichard Rutkowski
Edited by
  • Janice Hampton
  • Frederick Wardell
Music by
Walden Media
New Line Cinema
Gran Via
Distributed byNew Line Cinema
Release date
  • August 25, 2006 (2006-08-25)
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$13.1 million[1]

How to Eat Fried Worms is an American comedy movie. It was based on the children's book of the same name written by Thomas Rockwell. Parents were warned the movie was "gross" but had a worthwhile moral.[2] The movie was rated PG. They also hard to eat worms

Plot[change | change source]

The movie centers around an 11-year-old male friends dare. Billy Forrester has to eat 15 worms in 15 days for $50.[3]

Critical reception[change | change source]

Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a mild 61%.[4] They said only 47% of audiences liked the movie.[4] Gregory Kirschling of Entertainment Weekly gave it a score of 75.[5] He commented "Worms goes light (but not too light) on the gore and the goo."[5] Joanne Kaufman of The Wall Street Journal said "After the first bit of fish bait is consumed, actually even before, this one-trick movie is a tough slog."

Cast[change | change source]

Awards[change | change source]

Award Category Nominee Result
Young Artist Awards 2007Young Artist Award Best Young Ensemble in a Feature Film Luke Benward, Hallie Kate Eisenberg, Alexander Gould, Adam Hicks, Ryan Malgarini, Ty Panitz, Philip Bolden, Blake Garrett, Andrew Gillingham, Austin Rogers, Nick Krause, Stephan Bender and Alexander Agate Won
Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actress – Best Family Feature Film (Comedy or Musical) Hallie Kate Eisenberg Nominated

References[change | change source]

  1. "How to Eat Fried Worms (2006)". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. October 13, 2006. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
  2. "How to Eat Fried Worms". Common Sense Media Inc. Retrieved July 2, 2015.
  3. Camerin Courtney (August 25, 2006). "How to Eat Fried Worms". Christianity Today. Retrieved July 2, 2015.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "HOW TO EAT FRIED WORMS (2006)". Flixster, Inc. Retrieved July 2, 2015.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "How to Eat Fried Worms". CBS Interactive Inc. Retrieved July 2, 2015.

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