Max Keeble’s Big Move

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Max Keeble’s Big Move (2001 Movie)

“Max Keeble’s Big Move” is a family comedy film released in 2001 by Walt Disney Pictures. The movie is directed by Tim Hill and stars Alex D. Linz as the titular character, Max Keeble. The film follows the story of Max, a middle school student who becomes the victim of bullies and mean teachers on his first day of school.

Max learns that his family is moving to a new city, and he sees it as an opportunity to get back at those who have treated him poorly. He decides to take revenge on his enemies before he leaves town, causing chaos and hilarity in the process.

With the help of his best friends, Robe and Megan, Max sets out to prank his teachers and classmates, seeking retribution for all the wrongs he’s endured. However, as he begins to get even, he realizes that his actions have unintended consequences, and he starts to question whether revenge is the right path to take.

Throughout the film, Max learns valuable lessons about friendship, forgiveness, and standing up for oneself. He discovers the importance of empathy and understanding the feelings of others. Max also forms a bond with a kind-hearted girl named Jenna, and as he gets to know her, he starts to develop feelings for her.

As the days go by, Max begins to understand the true meaning of maturity and responsibility. He learns that sometimes it’s better to face challenges head-on rather than seeking revenge. With the support of his friends and the guidance of his parents, Max realizes that he doesn’t need to change who he is to gain acceptance from others.

“Max Keeble’s Big Move” is a lighthearted and entertaining film that delivers positive messages about friendship, self-discovery, and finding the courage to be oneself. It resonates with young audiences by addressing common themes like fitting in, dealing with bullies, and the importance of being true to oneself.

While the film received mixed reviews from critics, it gained popularity among children and families for its humor and relatable story. “Max Keeble’s Big Move” remains a beloved Disney movie that continues to be enjoyed by audiences seeking a fun and heartwarming comedy.

Max Keeble's Big Move

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  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $18.63 million
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  • Alex D. Linz: Max Keeble
  • Larry Miller: Principal Elliot T. Jindrake
  • Jamie Kennedy: the Evil Ice Cream Man
  • Nora Dunn: Lily Keeble
  • Robert Carradine: Donald Keeble
  • Josh Peck: Robe
  • Zena Grey: Megan
  • Noel Fisher: Troy McGinty
  • Orlando Brown: Dobbs
  • Brooke Anne Smith: Jenna
  • Myra Ambriz: Chelsea
  • Justin Berfield: Caption writer
  • Clifton Davis: Bobby “Crazy Legs” Knebworth
  • Amy Hill: Ms. Phyllis Rangoon
  • Amber Valletta: Ms. Dingman
  • Dennis Haskins: Mr. Kohls
  • Chely Wright: Mrs. Styles


  • Directors: Tim Hill
  • Producer: Mike Karz
  • Music: Michael Wandmacher

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