Picking a movie as a family can be challenging, especially when you have a tween! However, we might have found just the thing for us. Troop Zero is a hilarious movie about a girl who isn’t included in her local Birdie Scouts and decides to make her own troop. Our family can relate since Girl Scouts has been an invite-only activity, and knowing the right people at the right time can be difficult. Eventually, we found the most inclusive troop that actually expanded their size over the limit to include all interested children. One thing I try to teach my own children is that it can be tough not to be included, but you can choose your destiny and make yourself become part of the group. So if you’ve ever been in a similar situation, this is the perfect pick. From its Sundance premiere to your living room, Troop Zero will release soon exclusively on Amazon Prime on January 17th.
Is Troop Zero Appropriate for Kids?
The movie has an inspiring message about including yourself when others aren’t including you! Children are the main characters, which makes this appeal to children. Christmas Flint has a bold, devil-may-care attitude that can inspire others. With a lesson of perseverance and self acceptance, this can be a great pick for tweens.
That being said, there is tongue-in-cheek humor that parents might want to preview first. If you are especially sensitive to language or brief substance use, just keep in mind that it is PG.
About Troop Zero
Available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on January 17th.
It is rated PG with a running time of 97 minutes.
In a tiny Georgia town in 1977, a motherless girl dreams of life beyond the confines of her trailer-park home in Troop Zero. When her quest for connection leads her to reach for the stars in a competition to be included on NASA’s landmark Golden Record, it becomes clear she will have to depend on some new friends to take her the last mile.
Every night, Christmas Flint (Mckenna Grace) sits under a starry sky with a flashlight, signaling to extraterrestrial visitors that never arrive. Sensitive, imaginative and deeply lonely, Christmas and her equally eccentric best friend Joseph are the ultimate misfits in their rural hometown of Wiggly, Georgia. When Christmas learns that the winners of the annual Birdie Scout Jamboree talent contest will be included on a recording to be sent into space for posterity, her mission in life becomes to join the Scouts and win Jamboree.
When she is blackballed by the snobbish local Birdie Scout troop and their uptight leader Miss Massey (Allison Janney), Christmas rallies a group of elementary-school outliers to start their own chapter. With grudging help from her dad’s irascible office manager, Miss Rayleen (Viola Davis), Christmas and her crew have to bypass every roadblock Miss Massey can find in the fine print of the Birdie bylaws in order to reach the Jamboree and their chance at immortality. From Christmas’ solitary late-night vigils to a final show-stopping musical performance, Troop Zero is an endearing and magical tale set against a backdrop of beloved hits of the ’70s, as Christmas forges friendships that will change her life and help her find a real family.
Troop Zero Baltimore Movie Screening Passes Giveaway!
Download your free passes to attend the Baltimore movie screening of Troop Zero! Click here to claim your admit 2 passes!
January 15, 2020
IMAX at the Maryland Science Center
601 Light St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
Disclosure: The giveaway passes are provided for free, but it in no way influenced my opinion.