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Where To Watch How To Eat Fried Worms

In 2006, "Willow" screenwriter Bob Dolman directed an adaptation of the 1973 children's novel "How to Eat Fried Worms." Luke Benward stars as a boy named Billy Forrester, who starts attending a new school after a big family move. Before long, a bully named Joe Guire (Adam Hicks) challenges Luke to eat ten worms in a single day. From then on, most of the fun of the film results from the creative ways Luke finds to eat each worm, accompanied by an ensemble of child actors including Philip Bolden from the cast of "Are We There Yet."

Families interested in streaming "How to Eat Fried Worms" can do so through Tubi, Fox's free streaming service. Since users can stream Tubi's catalog of movies at no cost, they are, however, interspersed with ads at regular intervals. YouTube also hosts "How to Eat Fried Worms" for free with ads, making these the two best choices for viewers looking for a thrifty option.

Of course, "How to Eat Fried Worms" is also available digitally through all of the usual storefronts, like Google Play and Vudu, without ads. On these and other platforms, users can rent the film for $2.99, or purchase it for $9.99.

How to Eat Fried Worms was a Gen Z childhood staple

Since it's a children's movie, critical reviews for "How to Eat Fried Worms" are largely irrelevant to whether or not families will enjoy its kid-oriented senses of comedy and adventure. That said, a contemporaneous New York Times review describes the film as, "an easygoing entertainment in which a sensible message about growing up also rationalizes the abuse of power."

More indicative of its quality as kids entertainment is the fact that users contributing to online discussions among present day Zoomers describe "How to Eat Fried Worms" as a relic of childhood nostalgia. For example, threads on subreddits dedicated to Gen Z and general nostalgia earned over 400 and more than 1,400 upvotes respectively. Plenty of young adults, then, still feel some degree of attachment to their childhood "How to Eat Fried Worms" viewing experiences.

Given how easy it is to watch "How to Eat Fried Worms" on multiple free streaming services, families now have unprecedented access to a staple of childhoods of years past, which can perhaps resonate nevertheless with kids today.