Working at a neighbourhood fast-food joint, two teens try to save the restaurant when a giant burger franchise fires up the competition.
Director: Brian Robbins
Starring: Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Abe Vigoda, Dan Schneider, Shar Jackson, Jan Schweiterman, Linda Cardellini, Sinbad, Ron Lester, Josh Server, Ginny Schreiber
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Based on the Good Burger skits from then live-action Nickelodeon sketch comedy show, ‘All That”, Good Burger tells the story of two dim-witted teenage boys, Ed (Kel Mitchell) & Dexter (Kenan Thompson) who are trying to save their employer, a fast-food restaurant called Good Burger after a new-and-improved burger bar, Mondo Burger opens across the street. Luckily a new secret sauce is created by Ed which could save Good Burger as it has the customers flocking to the restaurant. However, this draws the attention of Mondo Burger owner Kurt (Jan Schweiterman) who wants the sauce for Mondo Burger.
Good Burger is a fun family film, as long as you take it for what it is: a film that doesn’t take itself too seriously and is essentially made for kids. There are plot holes and inconstancies in the story, and at times the acting can be a bit questionable, but this can be said about most of Nickelodeon’s content and to be honest that’s what made it enjoyable to watch. It is essentially a late night comedy for kids. A slightly-longer-than-normal Nickelodeon live action show.
There are quite a few laugh out loud moments in the film but also some jokes that don’t quite hit the mark. At first it is quite funny that Ed is so stupid and has no common sense but this joke soon wears thin. The kids enjoyed it though and that’s the main thing for a film aimed at kids.
In conclusion “Good Burger” is a fun film to watch with the kids, as long as you don’t take it too seriously.
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