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After the Reality

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Dysfunctional family drama has cursing, drinking.

Movie NR 2016 85 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

Not inappropriate but very boring

Don't waste your time watching this movie, its really boring. Has way do much cussing and bad language, really made me uncomfortable.

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Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

A confusing script makes After the Reality seem like a movie without a cause, skillfully parodying the manufactured "drama" of reality dating shows, but without a clear point to make. A woman whose brother is never going to be the person she wants him to be struggles with her resentment. Sarah Chalke is convincing as the sister who can't understand why her profligate brother is their father's only heir, but her performance can't overcome the shortcomings of a fuzzy-minded script. Many mysteries emerge. Although Kate is a responsible, employed, and caring woman, why does she seem to be no less of a lost soul than her brother? And why does the bachelorette of the TV show reject Scottie after he seemed to be her clear favorite? The general drift of After the Reality seems to be moving toward someone learning some kind of lesson about something or other, but the unfocused, nonspecific ending doesn't really add up to much.

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