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.
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.
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.
“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.
Wonderfully streamlined at the level of professionalism I would expect.
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.