Kw-logo-smaller

CONTEST DVD Review

CONTEST DVD Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 18, 2013
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

Kidzworld reviews the CONTEST DVD which helps being awareness to the issues surrounding bullying.

CONTEST premiered on Cartoon Network on October 6th in conjunction with National Bullying Prevention Month in order to inspire an open discussion between kids, parents and educators about the issue of bullying.  Cartoon Network's Stop Bullying: Speak Up initiative continues to shed a light on this problem and looks to come up with creative ideas and solutions to create positive social change.  CONTEST is a great family movie with a bullying prevention theme just in time for the holidays. 

Bullied high school student Tommy is suddenly befriended by his chief tormentor, Matt, the school’s most popular student and star athlete. Tommy is suspicious, but is forced to accept the awkward friendship in order to enter a cooking contest with a big prize. And besides, it’s so much easier to impress his crush, Sarah, when he’s not getting beat up by Matt and his team. As the cooking contest heats up, Sarah sniffs out a conspiracy, but nobody wants to hear about it. Can Tommy trust his budding friendship with Matt or is it all a huge joke on him?

The Bottom Line

When a movie is bringing attention to an issue as important as bullying, it's hard not to sit up and pay attention. There probably isn't a kid today who hasn't witnessed or been the victim of bullying to some degree, but stories like CONTEST are helping raise awareness in the mainstream about the different ways in which bullying can occur - and hopefully give you some ideas about what you can do about it and how to look out for it along with showing an entertaining story.

Luckily this story has a happy ending, and shows that even enemies and opposites can common interests, at the heart of it it's a feel-good story. What the movie lacks in budget, it makes up for in originality - it's not often you see an anti-bullying, character-exploration sabotage-thriller after all! The cast truly bring the story to life (although there are certain parts where you'll have to suspend your disbelief, for example the movie hints at extreme physical violence but doesn't really show it affecting the characters the way it would in real life, ie. a hospital visit.) All in all, it's pretty decent film with an important message and some interesting twists and turns to boot!

CONTEST DVD Rating: 4

CONEST is now available on DVD!

 

 

>
>

readers voted!

Comments

Shadeleaf

Shadeleaf wrote:

People go too far about bulling.
commented: Sun Jan 05, 2014

JennyD

JennyD wrote:

That girl was on jessie
commented: Sun Dec 29, 2013

arthi

arthi wrote:

hmm wanna see it
commented: Sun Dec 29, 2013

there are 5 more comments

Please login or register to add comments

share with your friends


Twitter Facebook Myspace Digg


like this article?
get more just like it in your email

F984773916812

What's the Worst Kind of Bully?

  • The kind that like to hit.
  • The kind that tease you.
  • The kind that turn people against you.
  • All bullies

related stories

Micro_contest-micro
In recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month the Cartoon Network Presents the Live-Action...
Signe Whitson exposes the 12 Dos and Don'ts for Stopping Bullying.
Micro_bullying-micro
October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, a month where communities can band toget...
Micro_a m
Attention all Cyberbullies! Put down your weapons! And that means your cellphone, your keyboard a...
I'm being bullied at school. Not physically, but with words. One guy calls me a nerd and stupid. ...
Micro_what-is-bully-micro
Who are bullies? Look around, they come in all shapes, colors and clothes. Basically, anybody who...

latest videos

Entertainment in the forums

shadowthehedgehog11
Andy Beirsack *-*   ~*Bvb*~
reply less than a minute
phoenix_Esha123
phoenix_Esha123 posted in Celebs:
Justin Bieber and Won Bin
reply 17 minutes
Hippiegirl97
Hippiegirl97 posted in Celebs:
I don't really crush on celebrities, but I think Nick Purcha is cute  :blush (incase you don't know who that is, he plays Watch on Spooksville)
reply about 1 hour
Honour
Honour posted in Celebs:
MYSELF!
reply about 1 hour
LouisFever98
LouisFever98 posted in Celebs:
i love louis too :love :love
reply about 1 hour

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

1515_gl_kidzworld_100x100_jpg_fz

Intriguing planets, weird and wonderful characters; challenge friends and find a...

100x100_ra_logo_girl

Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...

_thumb_100x100

Shoot blobs with different properies to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be re...

_thumb_100x100

We have all played the famous game Sudoku, now play it online with this Classic ...