Kids Fail Spectacularly to Explain Oscars Best Picture Nominees (Video)

Revenant the elephant and “Martian” starring John F. Kennedy aren’t coming to a theater near you — but they should be

Ask kids to explain what the Best Picture nominees at this year’s Oscars are about, and you’ll get a kick out of their answers.

Fandango’s “Reel Kids” host Dan Perrault asked different kids about the movie plots for “The Revenant,” “The Big Short,” “The Martian,” “Brooklyn” and “Bridge of Spies,” and they could not have been more wrong.

About “The Big Short,” a little girl said that it’s about “a big tall person and a short person” who “have different favorite colors.”

According to one boy, “Brooklyn” is about Saoirse Ronan going to a store in Hollywood.

A pair of twin sisters says “The Revenant” is about an elephant named Revenant, while another kid adds that the film stars Tom Hardy and Leonardo DiCarpio [sic].

One boy almost nailed the plot and cast of “The Martian.”

“A guy trapped on Mars, no food, no water, no nothing,” he said. But when asked who stars in the film, he responded, “John F. Kennedy.”

The Best Picture nominees will vie for the statue at Sunday’s Oscars ceremony at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET on ABC.

Watch the video. 


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