Besides the fact that this movie is genuinely funny, I would recommend it for anyone with a pre-teen child. It encourages and reinforces that being popular isn't everything, and in fact, in the end, it's nothing. Angus is is fat, and his best friend is a goof-ball. But, he stands up for what is right, defends those he cares for and has the strength to follow his own path. And in the end, the girl realizes that, although he's no handsome football star, he is kind and intelligent and funny. Angus is an inspiration for those who have been slighted and made fun of because of our looks, or lack thereof. It teaches good values, loyalty to friends and perserverance. Good things for a kid to learn - I wish more adults could learn the same.