Disclosure: My family and I were invited to a pre-screening of PLAYING WITH FIRE in exchange for this post.
Playing With Fire Movie
Over the weekend the kids and I had the opportunity to check out the new movie “Playing With Fire”. From the moment Jude and Teagan saw these previews they were asking to go see this movie. Both of them love slapstick humor and this is exactly what this movie gives you. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much from this movie but there really is some great heartfelt moments along with the silly humor.
Synopsis of Playing With Fire Movie
When straight-laced fire superintendent Jake Carson and his elite team of firefighters come to the rescue of three siblings, they quickly realize that no amount of training could prepare them for their most challenging job yet — babysitting. As their lives, jobs and depot get turned upside down, the three men soon learn that children — much like fires — are wild and unpredictable.
Our Thoughts on Playing With Fire Movie
Like I said, my kids love slapstick humor, so as we watched this movie there was plenty of deep belly laughs from both of them. While the trailer does show a lot of the really funny parts and lines there was plenty of new jokes and pranks that had us excited to see more. There was a lot of the silly moments but also some great moments showing how important family is, no matter what your family might look like. I was a little nervous about the kids seeing a house fire but it was a fast scene that turns out fine.
Overall, this was a fun family movie. With a cast with John Cena, Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo, and Tyler Mane I knew we would be entertained. And while I do not see this movie winning any awards, my kids have already requested to buy this movie when it comes out in stores.
Should You Take The Kids?
Short answer – YES! But there are some things to consider. This is rated PG and due to it not being a cartoon you would need to consider what your child will sit through. There were a few young kids that were not into this movie at all and were running around the theater. As I said before; you will need to expect lots of slapstick humor, rude or crude behaviors, suggestive material, and scenes of fire rescues.
There were never any moments that I felt uncomfortable with my kids in the theater but the whole poop scene was a bit much for mom! HA! But, of course, the kids loved it. This movie seems like a perfect movie for ages 6 to high school.
Playing With Fire Movie in theaters on November 8th! Make some time before your holiday schedule gets too crazy and go to the theater with your family for some silly fun.