Fun Size opens to a narration by rising star Victoria Justice, as she explains the dynamics of her life while going through a rather amusing montage of clothes, to find various parts cut out of each piece by her mischievous younger brother Albert.
Justice - who plays Wren - is just one of many likeable characters in Fun Size, from the self absorbed April played by Suburgatory favourite Jane Levy, to the Nerds; Roosevelt (Thomas Mann) and Peng (Osric Chau) as well as Albert (Jackson Nicoll).
Fun Size is a really easy film to watch, reminds me greatly of the guilty pleasures one holds towards 'Made for TV' films, it's good for what it is and what it is intended to be, so sit back for 90 minutes and enjoy the ride. Although perhaps this could have followed suit and be shown on TV, where it would have prospered just as well.
Set during the night of Halloween (a fitting setting for this time of year), Fun Size has clear hints to 80's classic Labyrinth, not in tone by any means, but within the narrative, which finds Wren searching for her lost brother, realising that, no matter what the little devil does, she can't be without her younger sibling, and despite the amount of terrorising that he does, she'll always be a big sister first.
A journey of self discovery that is echoed by Joy (Wren's mother) played by Chelsea Handler, a character who has gone off the rails somewhat since the death of her husband by dating a younger man (Josh Pence). Wren's best friend April goes through a similar journey, as do Roosevelt and Peng.
So while the latest offering from Nickelodeon Movies has a clear message of appreciating what you have, while you have it, it is littered with laugh out loud moments and superb cameos, most notably from Jackass's Johnny Knoxville who is a terribly good sport.
Fun Size is not intended to be Oscar calibre, so as long as you go into the film with an open mind you will enjoy it for what it is; a lot of fun.