Grounded

  • PG
  • Paul Feig (2006)
  • US
  • 86 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Think Home Alone in an airport, and you've pretty much got the measure of this harmless but charmless kids comedy. Young siblings Spencer and Katherine are travelling alone to spend Christmas with their estranged dad. But a blizzard shuts down the airport, stranding them in the terminal. After they're separated by an officious airport manager, Spencer is determined to be reunited with his sister to give her the picture-perfect Christmas Day she dreams of, so assembles a ragtag gang of other unaccompanied minors (including Everybody Hates Chris's Tyler James Williams) and plans a great escape. Under-tens will enjoy the largely anti-adult mayhem that ensues and giggle at such slapstick stuff as two of the gang tumbling down the airport baggage chutes. But adults may well wonder what they've done in a previous life to deserve this.

Plot Summary

Comedy starring Dyllan Christopher, Wilmer Valderrama and Gina Mantegna. When a blizzard causes passengers to be stranded at an airport on Christmas Eve, six unaccompanied teenagers decide to relieve the boredom by turning the terminal building into a big playground - much to the consternation of assistant passenger relations manager Zach Van Bourke.

Cast and crew

Cast

Oliver Porter
Lewis Black
Zach Van Bourke
Wilmer Valderrama
Charlie
Tyler James Williams
Spencer Davenport
Dyllan Christopher
Timothy "Beef" Wellington
Brett Kelly
Grace Conrad
Gina Mantegna
Donna Malone
Quinn Shephard
Valerie Davenport
Paget Brewster
Sam Davenport
Rob Corddry
Katherine Davenport
Dominique Saldaña

Crew

Director
Paul Feig

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Warner Bros
Guidance: 
Edited for language.
Available on DVD
Released 15 Dec 2006
Certificate PG
Categories
Comedy

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