Funny Thing About Love

Movie review by Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media
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age 8+

Thanksgiving romcom is family-friendly but a turkey.

PG 2021 96 minutes

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Based on 3 reviews

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age 8+

Family Friendly Entertainment

Funny Thing About Love will entertain everyone in the family this holiday. It has clean humor and while the storyline is a bit predictable, it’s a “feel-good” movie you’ll enjoy this season.
age 5+

Holiday Family Fun - Heartwarming

I was able to attend the premiere of this film in Mesa, AZ. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I can say, I was pleasantly surprised. I truly loved it. As a romantic comedy, I found it hard to understand why, in the middle of the film, I was crying. I realize that it was because the actors were so good, that I was able to relate my own family and our holiday traditions and mourn the loss of them (same as one of the characters). It was a heartwarming film centered around family and their relationships and struggles. While there wasn’t diversity in the way of color in the film. It didn’t bother me, because there is an absence in the film industry as a whole, when it comes to seeing good, wholesome, real life (not cartoon) messages. It’s was refreshing to see that families still exist, they love each other, they are centered on love, kindness, giving, acceptance and fun. This film sends that message. A message I am open to hearing anytime, regardless of color, gender, preference or privilege implied. I enjoyed the movie so much that I am going back to the theater tonight to watch it with my entire family and several friends.

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