Study Guide

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Friendship

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The best way to make friends is to shrink the distance between you and another person. (Hey-o!)

At it's core, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is all about friendship. Whether we're talking about the unlikely camaraderie between jocks and nerds, the growing bond between next-door crushes, or the most emotionally affecting relationship between human and insect ever depicted, the film shows us that the wildest circumstances often create the strongest bonds.

Questions About Friendship

  1. How does Ron's friendship with Antie affect him on a personal level?
  2. Why is it meaningful that Big Russ and Wayne become friends by the end of the film?
  3. What leads Amy to develop romantic feelings for Little Russ? Do these feelings seem sincere?
  4. How does the relationship between Nick and Ron change over the course of the film?

Chew on This

Ron's friendship with Antie shows him that love and respect can be powerful.

Big Russ and Wayne becoming friends is meaningful because it represents both men letting go of their assumptions of each other and their respective ways of life.

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