Frenemies- June 12th

Frenemies (2012)
English- Family/Kids
Rated “TV-G”
Runtime- 86 min.
dir. Daisy von Scherler Mayer

I expected this to be bad when I first took a look at it, that’s why I added it my list.

There was definitely some underestimation on my part as to just how bad it could be.


Story/Writing: .5/2

The vignette-style stories are solid little bricks of annoying Disney narrative on their own, but putting the three of them together made absolutely no sense.

Acting: 1.5/2

The entirety of the child actors make up one of that 1.5 points, that cool dog makes up the other half a point completely by himself.

Photography/Set: 1/2

“Made for TV movie” feel permeates throughout.  I wonder how many schools on the western seaboard have been used for various Disney purposes at this point.

Sound/FX: 1.5/2

Wonderfully streamlined at the level of professionalism I would expect.

Misc: .5/2

Apart from reinforcing dangerous stereotypes, as Disney Channel movies do, the film also pushes the usual agenda of “everything you do is okay if you’re having a wacky adventure”.


The director has one of the most ridiculous names I’ve ever heard.

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