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About Last Night

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Sexy, funny adult romcom gives insight on love, friends.

Movie R 2014 100 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 14+

Honestly, it's not that bad

I think this movie is not as sexy and innaporpriate as it seems. There are some sex scenes and drinking scenes, but nothing kids 14 and up can't handle. At this age, children are wacthing these kind of movies all the time and this one is nothing out of the ordinary. This is mostly about relationships and toubles that even a simple "I love you" can face. It does talk about one night stands and there are many in the movie, but the moral is that a one night stand is never good, which promotes a good message. I think this movie is very humorous and I think many teens will enjoy it.
age 15+

About Last Night- appropriate for teens

I definatly had some doubts about this movie at first. I thought it would be extremely sexual. Even though their were some sexist jokes made, and some drinking scenes, I don't think the movie was that innapropriate. Their was no nudity or extremely sexy scenes. There was a bit of swearing but nothing too bad. This is a good chick flick, feel good movie about relashionships, and frienships. I reccomend it for a child 15 or over. Overall, it was a very funny and uplifting film.

This title has:

Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Remakes are minefields, as they can blow up if not done right; fortunately, ABOUT LAST NIGHT lays no such trap. It's terrific. Start with four leads who bring their A-game. Michael Ealy is especially smooth, his Danny a believable modern guy who's flummoxed by modern-day relationships. Kevin Hart, as the mouthy, funny Bernie, risks going over the top sometimes, but never does, and he finds the most hilarious beats in every line. Ditto Regina Hall. If there's a weaker link among the four, it's Joy Bryant, and only because her character isn't as ostentatious or befuddled. And her chemistry with Ealy is there, though not sizzling, which makes their supposedly irresistible connection slightly less convincing.

There's not much that will shock audiences here, since the "sexual perversity" from the play on which this is based -- romantic confusion amid lots of hookups and miscommunication -- isn't all that perverse anymore. Still, most everyone can relate to the intricacies of navigating friendships -- especially when one is single and the other isn't -- and the ambivalence and ambiguity that permeates the first months, even the first year, of a relationship. About Last Night reminds us how awkward and tension-filled that can be, and how rewarding it often is.

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