Playing with Fire
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- John Cena
- Keegan-Michael Key
- John Leguizamo
- Brianna Hildebrand
- Christian Convery
- Finley Rose Slater
- Judy Greer
- Dennis Haysbert
- Daniel Cudmore
- Tommy Europe
Did You Know?
- Nickelodeon Movies' third and last film of 2019, after Wonder Park (2019) and Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019).
- Jake Carson: To the rambunctious kids running around inside the fire station, "This is not a playground!"
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Soooo fun. Great for the whole family. My 8 year old boy and 15 year old daughter loved it. I laughed out loud mybe 10 times and got watery eyes several times. A postive loving ending.
A nice, funny movie for the family.
Key, Leguizamo, Greer, and Haysbert actually look like their having a good time and investing their acting talent in this silly story without flinching. No one’s phoning it in. John Cena is just a little too cartoony in his straight-laced character and somehow manages to make “normal” feel over-the-top.
Playing With Fire strikes strictly predictably beats. Key and Leguizamo, comic talents who are wildly overqualified for this sort of thing, work hard, very hard, to infuse the tired material with laughs. But they're mostly hamstrung by their one-note characters
The film is bland and predictable, underestimates kids’ abilities to understand story and humor, and relies way too much on sight gags that are clichéd and overdone.