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The Lovebirds
Movie

The Lovebirds

Crime romcom has laughs, diversity, swearing, and sex. Full expert review
Onward
 
Movie

Onward

Original, heartfelt sibling adventure about love and loss. Full expert review
Sonic the Hedgehog
Movie

Sonic the Hedgehog

Carrey lights up video game movie; peril, some drinking. Full expert review
The Way Back (2020)
Movie

The Way Back (2020)

Tons of swearing in mature Affleck alcoholism drama. Full expert review
Sweet Magnolias
TV

Sweet Magnolias

Sweet, endearing friendship drama has mild language. Full expert review

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