Written June 01, 2016
While this movie won't have you falling over from laughter all the way through, it has its moments. A feel good movie that's appropriate for all ages with a great ending and a surprisingly good music score. It follows in some traditional comedy plot devices, but the overall message is great for kids and adults who might have forgotten just how much school impacts and shapes our kids. It's a better movie than most I've watched recently.
Written August 25, 2016
It has been months since I went to a movie. I went under protest with my wife. I was not sure about how MMA or UFC would work with the PG rating (too many Van Dammes movies). However, the mix of MMA/UFC fights did not detract from the movie.
I was LOL from the beginning of the movie. The whole audience was also laughing with me. They were a mix of families, younger couples and baby-boomers like me.
The chemistry between all the characters contributed to my enjoying the movie and made the film's story line believable. I particularly enjoyed watching the interactions between Kevin James and Henry Winkler (always will be the Fonz for me). The message of funding extracurricular activities like music impact on kids came through.
I would take my older grandkids to this movie (8+).
Written February 11, 2016
I hadn't heard a lot about this movie which is too bad because parents are always looking for a clean, fun movie....this one has something for everyone! My 17 year old even enjoyed this one. I thought this movie had an uplifting story that could appeal and inspire everyone, it sends a message that we all need a little more of these days: when you see someone or a community that needs help....step in and do whatever you can to make things better!
Written July 26, 2016
Thru the ceiling...excellent funny clean feel good movie with lots of action too!! Highly recommend, KJ is excellent, as is Selma (and easy on the eyes too) and Henry Winkler. I would give it a 9 out of 10!!!
Written September 25, 2016
After a long time I saw a movie which didn't have me yawn in the middle of it, wanting to get up and leave. Keeps you involved from start to finish. :)