Walt Disney Pictures presents the hilarious MAX KEEBLE'S BIG MOVE -- the laugh-out-loud, action-packed comedy your entire family will love. When Max, a much bullied 12-year-old student, finds out he's moving to a new city in one week, he decides he has nothing to lose and develops some very clever schemes to right all the wrongs done to him and his friends. After a week of mayhem, including outrageous pranks, stunts, inventive gadgets, and help from his friends, Max finds out the worst news ever -- he's not moving after all! And now going from underdog to top dog means facing up to the consequences of his actions and developing a whole new set of plans!|"The most challenging scene was the food fight," says director Tim Hill. "Anyone who saw what we needed to do predicted disaster." The filmmakers had to figure out how to get kids to move on a floor that was super slippery without getting hurt, "But everything was well planned, and we were very prepared for that scene when we came to it," Hill says.|Larry Miller, who plays Principal Jindraike in the film, says a great model for a school principal in a comedy is Jeffrey Jones in FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF. "We've just taken things a bit further," he notes.|Another challenging scene for the crew was an animal stampede involving more than 40 animals, including dogs, ponies, emus, cows, goats, sheep, pigs, and two dozen birds!
Max Keeble's junior high career is off to an inauspicious start: one bully chucks him in a dumpster, another tormenter takes his friends' money, the ice cream truck guy is after him, and the self-serving principal is after everyone who stands in the way of his budget-draining football field plans. But his family's sudden plans to relocate give him the moxie to stand up to his foes in a big way. This kid revenge fantasy results in gags like a squirrel in the principal's pants and a cafeteria-wide food fight. Of course, Max (Alex D. Linz) doesn't move, forcing him to take responsibility for his actions, or this wouldn't be a Disney film. The broad humor is clearly meant for preteens, but crude jokes, bullying, and sexual innuendo (thus the PG rating) make it inappropriate for younger kids, leaving it for the narrow age range of about 8 to 12. --Kimberly Heinrichs