Popular Theory Parents Guide

Popular Theory 2024, is a PG-rated Kids & Family, Comedy, Adventure film directed by Ali Scher. With a limited theatrical release on Feb 9, 2024, and a runtime of 1h 28m, it is brought to you by Blue Fox Entertainment and Two Independent Eyes Productions.

Popular Theory age rating, parents guide, Cast, Key points, and Plot Summary.

Movie NamePopular Theory
RatingPG (Thematic Elements)
GenreKids & Family, Comedy, Adventure
Original LanguageEnglish
DirectorAli Scher
ProducersChristian Hall, Errol Sadler, Ali Scher, Camilo Diaz Caro, Aidan Guthrie
WritersAli Scher, Joe Swanson
Release Date (Theaters)Feb 9, 2024 (Limited)
Runtime1h 28m
DistributorBlue Fox Entertainment
Production CompanyTwo Independent Eyes Productions

Popular Theory Plot Summary

In the bustling halls of Winston High School, where cliques and social hierarchies reign supreme, there exists an unlikely prodigy named Erwin. At just 11 years old, Erwin stands out as the youngest student in the entire high school, his brilliance setting him apart from his older peers. However, this exceptional intellect comes at a cost, as Erwin grapples with the harsh reality of social isolation. Despite his remarkable abilities, he finds it challenging to connect with others and feels like an outsider in the complex social dynamics of high school.

Erwin’s life takes an unexpected turn when he encounters Winston, another prodigious mind with a penchant for science. At first, Erwin is unimpressed by Winston’s seemingly eccentric personality and unconventional approach to academics. The two genius misfits clash, each confident in their intellectual prowess. However, as fate would have it, circumstances force them to set aside their differences and join forces.

United by a shared passion for science and innovation, Erwin and Winston embark on a daring venture to revolutionize the high school experience. Together, they delve into the world of chemistry, determined to create a groundbreaking chemical that will alter the very fabric of the school’s social hierarchy. As their experiments progress, so does their friendship, and the duo discovers that the true power of their invention extends beyond the confines of the laboratory.

However, Erwin and Winston’s journey becomes a heartwarming exploration of self-discovery. Along the way, they learn valuable lessons about teamwork, resilience, and the importance of embracing one’s uniqueness. The chemical they create not only transforms the high school hierarchy but also leave an indelible mark on the lives of everyone it touches.

Author Note

In this tale of unlikely friendships and the triumph of intellect over social norms, Erwin and Winston’s story unfolds as a testament to the transformative power of collaboration and the courage to challenge the status quo.

Popular Theory Parents Guide

Violence & Scariness:

 A group relentlessly pursues a teenage girl, instilling fear for her safety. Instances of bullying involve verbal insults and intentionally tripping the victim, contributing to the overall sense of unease.

Sex, Romance & Nudity:

A crowd, consisting of both adults and teenagers, unexpectedly becomes enamored with a teenage girl. The presence of suggestive gestures is notable, and the teen girl engages in frequent discussions about dating and crushes. A memorable kissing scene takes place, accompanied by remarks from other teens about their friend’s attractiveness. There is a scene featuring a close-up of high school girls’ legs, followed by a main character wearing a short skirt to garner the attention of a boy she likes.


Verbal abuse persists, with insults like “dork,” “nerd,” “loser,” and “stupid” contributing to the negative interactions between characters.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking:

The effects of a pheromone-sweetening chemical compound closely resemble those of illegal drugs. Test subjects experience intense positive emotions, leading to addictive behavior and desperate actions to acquire more of the substance.

Positive Role Models:

Erwin and Winthrop, both young geniuses, embody a love for exploration, scientific discussions, and teamwork. Their curiosity and intelligence enable them to make a significant discovery. Despite facing teasing from classmates.

Why is Popular Theory rated PG?

Popular Theory is rated PG for thematic elements, indicating that some material may not be suitable for children, and parental guidance is advised.

Cast of Popular Theory Film

  1. Sophia Reid-Gantzert as Erwin Page
  2. Lincoln Lambert as Winston Wilkinson
  3. Chloe East as Ari Page
  4. Cheryl Hines as Tammy Page / Aunt Tammy
  5. Marc Evan Jackson as Arthur Page
  6. Kat Conner Sterling as Casey
  7. Varak Baronian as Alan
  8. Alina Brace as Young Erwin Page
  9. Alessandra Rosenfeld as Young Ari Page (as Alessandra Noelle Rosenfeld)
  10. Artemis as Kimber
  11. Sparrow Nicole as Amanda
  12. Wil Deusner as Carl
  13. Jordan Duffy as Sam
  14. Hunter Romanillos as Charlie
  15. Mason Mecartea as Tim
  16. Selena Turner as Mandi
  17. Georgia Simmons as Sandi
  18. Eugenie Bondurant as Mrs. Cornbee
  19. Lisa Shatterly Boyd as Mrs. Madle
  20. Melissa Ponzio as Ms. Idle
  21. Rowan Delana Howard as Claire
  22. Jackson Abram as Rick