October’s cinema schedule is usually chock full of horror movies for the younger crowds who really don’t find the slashers, blood, violence, and frights all that exciting. This year, however, there seems to be a family-friendly film enough to take the little ones to that revolves around Halloween…you know, the one without Michael Myers. Fun Size stars Victoria Justice in her first film role as a main character, along with plenty of young actors and actresses that certainly add to an assorted mix. Today, Paramount has released the first trailer, and while the first half certainly feels geared towards the appeal of younger viewers, the rest feels like a coming-of-age comedy with a few gags and relatable elements that may just rope in a few olders fans as well.
Fun Size centers on sarcastic high school senior Wren (Justice), who is eager to distance herself from her dysfunctional family by going off to college. Before that can happen, Wren’s mother, Joy, insists that she watch her little brother Albert on Halloween night, so Joy can go to a rager with her much younger boyfriend.
When Wren gets distracted by an invitation to the party of the year, Albert disappears into a sea of trick-or-treaters. Frantic to locate him before their mother discovers he’s missing, Wren enlists the help of her sassy best friend April, as well as Peng, an aspiring ladies man and co-captain of the debate team, and Peng’s best friend, Roosevelt, a sweet nerd whose crush on Wren clouds his better judgment. This unlikely foursome embarks on a high-stakes, all-night adventure to find Albert, crossing paths with outrageous characters every step of the way.
Co-starring Jane Levy (Suburgatory), Thomas Mann (Project X), Johnny Knoxville, Chelsea Handler, and more, Fun Size hits theaters on October 26th.