Rated: PG

Distributed By:

Destination Films

Directed by:

Robert Rodriguez (Spy Kids 3-D)


Starring:

Jessica Alba as Marissa Wilson; Rowan Blanchard as Rebecca Wilson; Mason Cook as Cecil Wilson; Joel McHale as Wilbur Wilson; Jeremy Piven as Danger D'Amo/Tick Tock/The Time Keeper; Alexa Vega as Carmen Cortez; Daryl Sabara as Juni Cortez; Voice of Ricky Gervais as Argonaut

Adapted From:

Plugged In Online

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World

Marissa Wilson really wants to be a good mom. She married Wilbur, who has two prank-prone grade-schoolers named Cecil and Rebecca, and now she's pregnant. She has decided to call it quits as an interior designer and devote all her time to her new blended family. But Marissa's not really an interior designer. She's actually a top-secret spy. She's so secret, in fact, that her own family doesn't even know who she really is or what she really does.

On her last day at "work" before the baby's born, Marissa nabs the time-bending bad guy known as Tick Tock. Goodbye spy life, hello mommyhood. Fast-forward one year, and strange things are afoot. Time seems to be speeding up. The culprit? A villain known as the Time Keeper, who’s partner to the newly-escaped-from-prison Tick Tock. Never mind Marissa has a baby strapped to her belly, there's a bad guy to catch. Soon Marissa's knee-deep in trouble, and Rebecca and Cecil are being chased by the Time Keeper’s cronies. It's time for a couple of new Spy Kids to ride to the rescue.

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World focuses on the importance of making the most of the time we've been given by loving our families well. Marissa quits her job to spend more time with her new family. Even Time Keeper sees the importance of time, telling people they’ve chosen to waste time and don't realize how precious it is. Rebecca and Cecil indulge in silly sibling rivalry, but they eventually realize how key it is to cooperate instead of compete.

There's a lot of mock action violence in this film. It's exaggerated and comical, and no one ever really seems to be injured too badly. Scenes include a wild car chase, explosions and hand-to-hand combat. There's no shortage of bathroom humor (actually, if anything, there’s too much of it) and gross jokes.

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World shows us how significant every moment is when it comes to our closest relationships. Not what we hope to do in five years. Not what happened five days ago. But what's happening right now. There's a lot we can't control, but we can choose to be present. So even if the film itself isn't particularly inspiring, the theme it highlights is.

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