QUIZ: Is It A Good Movie, Or Did You See It When You Were 8?

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Sometimes you’ll be trying to think of something to watch, and can’t discern if the movie you’re thinking of was good, or if you just think it’s good because you saw it when you were in elementary school when everything you saw was the best movie ever. Was it actually good, or was your eight-year-old brain too underdeveloped to recognize its obvious flaws? Take this quiz to find:


What is the general plot of the movie?

  1. It’s a coming-of-age story that emphasizes sisterhood and generational ties.
  2. I honestly could not tell you. I remember there was an ocean in one part. Some Muppets were involved? I watched it 100 times when I was eight!


Who was your favorite character?

  1. I really loved the protagonist. Their arc in the movie was unforgettable, heart-wrenching, and really beautiful.
  2. I don’t remember any of their names, but there was a funny guy who was always like “Oh yeah!” and I was like, that guy is cool.


How was the movie received by the public?

  1. It won an Oscar in 1996, but it wasn’t a huge blockbuster.
  2. I’m pretty sure it won a Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Award and was nominated for a Grammy for “best song in an animated feature”.


Tell us one more thing about the movie.

  1. Don’t want to give too much away, but Jeff Goldblum is in it!
  2. ….there were puppets??




Mostly 1’s:

This is a good movie that you have assessed with grown up, informed tastes. Nice recommendation!

Mostly 2’s:

Unfortunately, this is just a movie you saw when you were 8 years old. This mix-up happens often, as 8-year-olds don’t really have any taste yet and like basically anything with fun colors in it. There is the fluke chance that this is a good children’s movie, but it’s probably just the childhood whimsy and nostalgia talking.