Nickelodeon film ‘Fun Size’ for both teenagers and adults

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By Krystal Sidzyik, Entertainment Editor

 

Halloween is just around the corner and that means a flood of spooky, not so spooky and outright funny films that incorporate the holiday are released in theatres.

One movie that should be on everyone’s watch lists this Halloween season might come as a surprise to a lot of people. “Fun Size” starring Victoria Justice, Johnny Knoxville and Chelsea Handler, is a Nickelodeon film about Wren (Victoria Justice) who sneaks off to a party with her friends instead of taking her younger brother Albert (Jackson Nicoll) out trick or treating like her mother told her to. Wren ends up losing her brother at the party and must find him before her mother finds out. The Nickelodeon film is rated PG-13, making it only the second Nickelodeon film to get the rating.

“It’s obviously geared towards teenagers and adults, so when I first was attached to this movie, it actually was not a Nickelodeon film, it was just a Paramount film, and Nickelodeon only recently became attached to the project,” Justice said.

Justice has come a long way since her first job in an Ovaltine commercial at 8-years-old. She’s appeared in numerous Nickelodeon television series like “Zoey 101,” “iCarly” and “Figure it Out.” She’s also plays the lead role in Nickelodeon’s television series “Victorious.”

“I’ve been on Nickelodeon for quite some time now,” Justice said. “Pretty much all my teenage years and yes, ‘Zoey 101,’ led to me getting my own show, so I think that’s kind of where it all started for me.  Even though I started off on Nickelodeon, I think this movie is a perfect transition for me because it is slightly edgier and more mature.”

“Fun Size” is Justice’s tenth film. It’s her first lead in a feature film. It was really cool getting to work with Johnny Knoxville and Chelsea Handler, Justice said.

“I think one would expect Knoxville to be totally crazy on set and unpredictable but he was actually very professional and prepared and one of the nicest guys I’ve ever worked with,” Justice said. “[Handler was] definitely funny and cool. She would improv a few lines here and there that were totally hilarious and out there. She was great to work with.”

Although Justice’s television series was cancelled this year, the actress is surely on her way to stardom. Fans of Halloween and Justice will love this comedy driven tale of teenagers getting into some good ol’ fashion Halloween trouble and fun.

“It’s a coming of age story in a lot of ways and I think we can all relate to growing up and learning about ourselves and finding ourselves,” Justice said.

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