|Fred: The Movie|
FRED getting ready to eat out some hot chick's pussy.
|Directed by||Clay Weiner|
|Produced by||Lucas Cruikshank|
|Written by||David A. Goodman|
|Music by||Roddy Bottum|
|Editing by||Ned Bastille|
|Release date(s)||September 18, 2010 (2010-09-18) (United States)December 17, 2010 (2010-12-17) (United Kingdom and Ireland)|
|Running time||83 minutes|
|Box office||£838,617 (UK)[|
Fred: The Movie (stylized as FЯED: THE MOVIE) is a 2010 independent comedy film written by David A. Goodman, directed by Clay Weiner, and produced by Brian Robbins. The film is based on the adventures of Fred Figglehorn, a character created and played by Lucas Cruikshank for Cruikshank's YouTube channel. The film casts Siobhan Fallon Hogan and John Cena as Fred's parents and pop singer and actress Pixie Lott as Fred's crush. First optioned as a theatrical release in the United States, the film instead premiered on Nickelodeon, a television channel, on September 18, 2010. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the film was released theatrically on December 17, 2010. This film was the debut of pop singer Pixie Lott as an actress.
On June 10, 2008 Fred Figglehorn (Lucas Cruikshank) has a crush on Judy (Pixie Lott), the girl next door with a southern accent. Kevin (Jake Weary), Fred's enemy, thwarts Fred's attempts to see her. When he finally reaches her house, he finds out that Judy's family sold their home to the Tanks and that they moved to a new spot in town. Fred sets out on an adventure to find her, and he meets Derf, a laid-back dude, on the bus. Fred's adventure takes him all over town. Fred eventually makes it to Judy's new house to walk in on a party she did not invite him to. There, Kevin throws a piece of pizza at him, and Fred proceeds to vomit all over Judy accidentally. Next day, Kevin uploads the video of Fred being sick on Youtube. So, Fred decides to throw a party of his own, inviting his neighbor Bertha (Jennette McCurdy), and "dis-inviting" anyone else. Later, Judy comes over and asks Fred to sing with her, causing Fred to scream in excitement. Throughout the film, Fred's imaginary dad (John Cena) pops in to help Fred out.
- Lucas Cruikshank as Fred Figglehorn / Derf - The main protagonist. Fred is a socially awkward and extremely hyper teenager living with his mother, who constantly longs for his neighbor Judy. Cruikshank also portrays Derf, a mysterious stranger resembling Fred, yet possessing traits completely opposite to Fred's.
- Jennette McCurdy as Bertha - Bertha is Fred's best friend who wears bizarre clothing, but cares little for what other's think.
- Pixie Lott as Judy - Fred's crush. In contrast to the web series, Judy is a beautiful and caring girl with a Southern accent, and seems to care for Fred.
- Jake Weary as Kevin - Fred's arch-rival and primary tormentor who lives just across the street from Fred. He tries to keep Fred away from Judy simply out of spite of him.
- Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Fred's mom - Fred's forgetful mother, who spends most of the film napping in her bedroom.
- John Cena as Fred's dad - Fred's imaginary father who offers Fred advice throughout the film.
- Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's mom - Kevin's disturbingly perky mother who wishes for Fred and Kevin to become friends.
- Kevin Olson as older Evan
- Mak Kriksciun as younger Evan Weiss
- Oscar Nunez as Lerenzo
- Gary Anthony Williams as Laundromat manager
- Chris Wylde as Dam Security Guard
- Jordan Black as Gary
- Clay Weiner as Danny Janetti
Huffington Post author Greg Mitchell made note of the film's production when noting the proliferation of web comedy and dramatic series as a perceived threat to network television. The project performed casting and entered principal photography in November 2009, and completed filming on December 20. After filming wrapped, a yard sale was held in Silverlake, California to sell props, set dressing and costumes from the shoot.
Brian Robbins originally optioned "Fred" as a feature film, but decided to bypass the studio system and provided major funding for the project himself. After filming was completed, excerpts were shown to Nickelodeon head Cyma Zarghami who began negotiations to acquire the film. Zarghami stated that airing on Nickelodeon would give the film a large audience base and allow him to target a sequel for a theatrical release. The film was released on September 18.
This movie is produced by Varsity Pictures and The Collective.
The premiere of Fred: The Movie drew an audience of 7.6 million total viewers. It was the second highest viewed TV cable movie of 2010 across all networks.
The film was critically panned, with a 0% rating at Rotten Tomatoes, with an average rating of 2.5/10, and no positive votes after 13 reviews. In the UK, it opened in the #8 spot, taking in £257,133 in the first week, despite being shown in over 243 cinemas.
A sequel titled Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred premiered on October 22, 2011.. A teaser trailer was broadcasted during a commerical break of iCarly. Daniella Monet will replace Jennette McCurdy in the role of Bertha and Ariel Winter also joins the cast.
When Fred says to Judy, "You're under a bed," this is an allusion to the movie Taken.