This Is Where I Leave You

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Dramedy mines dysfunction for laughs; some sex, language.

R 2014 103 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 14+

family drama, sex and language

I wanted to take my 14 year old HS freshman to a movie tonight. When reviewing the options that would be appropriate and appeal to her, I had violence, violence, sex, violence and cartoons. All of the PG13 movies were chock full of graphic violence, turtles, maze runner (which she refused to see because the trailer was to violent), galaxy of the guardians, etc. And then there was this movie which had sex (OMG), and some language. Oh, and some adult themes, because apparently graphic violence does not count as an adult theme, but infidelity does. Luckily my child is interested in adult themes, as she is considering a career in psychology, and has done a sexuality program called OWL, so is familiar with sex as well. Otherwise we probably would have had to stay home. She doesn't like violence, cartoons, or schmaltzy feel good movies. This movie was very funny, and somewhat realistic in terms of what is like to be an adult in a household with your siblings. We both enjoyed the movie, but I would be a little careful in bringing children not versed in adult themes or familiar with sexuality. Most HS children hear plenty of language in the hallways of their school, even if they don't use it at home. Don't be fooled!
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age 12+


This movie is great. No nudity and the swearing is no different to what they hear at school on daily basis. The only thing to be weary of is the drug scenes.

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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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