Watch `Worms,' and you'll wiggle and squirm

Review C

August 25, 2006|By Michael Wilmington | Michael Wilmington,Chicago Tribune

If your stomach doesn't churn a bit after hearing the title of the children's movie How to Eat Fried Worms, the picture itself may finish the job.

Indeed, we watch the film's main character, 11-year-old Billy Forrester (Luke Benward), devour worm after worm - fried, grilled, juiced or served raw. This is a picture in which the barf scenes standard in the usual crude youth comedies aren't gratuitous. They're logical climaxes.

How to Eat Fried Worms (New Line Cinema) Starring Luke Benward, Adam Hicks, Kate Eisenberg. Directed by Bob Dolman. Rated PG. Time 98 minutes.

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