Smart Cookies

DVD Release: July 2, 2013
Smart Cookies
Dove "Family-Approved"
For All Ages

Synopsis

Busy realtor Julie Sterling is encouraged by her boss to do some community service and volunteer as a troop leader for the Girl Scouts. Being so focused on her career, Julie couldn’t be more ill-fitted for the job, but her priorities start to change as she forges a friendship with a misfit youth group desperately in need of some self-confidence. Her scouts teach her to enjoy what’s important in life, and Julie instills in the girls a sense of pride, self-esteem and friendship. As a new and improved Julie Sterling emerges, she takes on the challenge to win her troop top honors—a trip to The Rose Bowl parade to ride on the Girl Scout centennial float.

Dove Review

Here is a remarkable and entertaining movie which will inspire many viewers. Julie is a driven real estate agent who is so into her career that it took her a week to realize she hadn’t heard from her former boyfriend who gave up on the relationship. She wants to be number one in sales at her job. Then she is given a ninety day period by her boss to be a troop leader for the Girl Scouts in addition to her job.

Julie is all about being the best and in the beginning she just wants to do a good job and move on although her heart isn’t entirely in it. Then she begins to connect with a few of the Girl Scouts and sees how much they need her as they are looked down on as a lesser troop. Julie’s troop, the Fireflies, begin to sell a lot of Girl Scout cookies and have the chance to be number one. Their competition, the Monarchs, fights tooth and nail out of jealousy. Julie also comes to like the father of young Daisy, one of her scouts.

This movie is really entertaining and funny and delivers a great theme, that one can never go wrong in investing in other people’s lives. We are very happy to award this film our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages and five Doves, our highest rating.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: G/OMG-2
Violence: None
Drugs: Talk of getting a drink.
Nudity: None
Other: A woman refers to a girl as "Porky"; a girl pickpockets her troop leader as a joke and then gives the item right back.

Info

Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
Source: Video
Company: Gaiam/Vivendi
Writer: Neal H. Dobrofsky, Tippi Dobrofsky
Director: Robert Iscove
Producer: Front Street Pictures
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 119 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Patricia Richardson, Jessalyn Gilsig, Bailee Madison