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First Kid

Reviewed by: Marcus Mann

Moral Rating: Better than Average
Moviemaking Quality:
Primary Audience: Pre-teens to Adults
Genre: Family Comedy
Length: 101 min.
Year of Release: 1996
USA Release: August 30, 1996
Featuring Sinbad, Robert Guillaume, Timothy Busfield, Brock Pierce, James Naughton, Bill Cobbs, Zachary Ty Bryan
Director David Mickey Evans
Producer Roger Birnbaum
Riley Kathryn Ellis
Caravan Pictures

Sam Simms (Sinbad) is a committed, successful secret service agent. He also has a strong sense of individuality, displayed in his humor and style of dress, a draw-back for most secret service assisnments. His unique style is utilized to protect (or is that baby-sit) the president’s teenage son (Brock Pierce). Luke, the first kid, is struggling through life as he experiences the challenges which face every teenager and with his identity as the son of the president of the United States. After a shakey beginning, some exciting scenes, lots of humor and a good dose of understanding, the two build a close relationship.

Although parts of the story are predictable, there are enough “twists” to this plot to keep you interested. Kids and parents alike will enjoy this movie, possibly the best family movie released in the summer of ’96. There is no nudity (with the exception of a very brief “mooning” scene compliments of the first kid), no sex or sexual innuendo, and very little objectionable language. The characters are interesting, likable and funny.

If you are looking for a good film for the entire family, see “First Kid”. You will like it! As usual, Sinbad has delivered a product which is good natured, funny and has lots of positive messages.

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It was nice to finally be able to take my daughter to a movie without having to worry. Thank you for the great recommendation.