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Parents' Guide to

After We Collided

By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Sequel has sex, partying, language, addiction, and fighting.

Movie R 2020 105 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 10 parent reviews

age 18+

Very Disappointed ):

I’ve been using common sense media for years and never felt the need to leave a review until I watched this movie. I read a lot of the reviews before watching and noticed that several children were leaving comments. I figured if they watched it then it would be fine. However, I was completely surprised by the extreme profanity and amount of sex scenes. I am very surprised and sad that young children have seen this film. I am 19 and felt very uncomfortable watching this and ended up turning it off. I personally feel like this movie glorified a very unhealthy relationship revolving around sex. The sex scenes were prolonged and extremely graphic. I’m sad that young children are watching this and learning from this film. This movie lacked class.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.
age 13+

Really good, don’t know why it’s rated so high

It was really good but not as good as the first one. However I don’t understand why it’s rated so high. There’s no nudity, only bare backs. There’s swearing and parting but it’s nothing horrible.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10 ):
Kids say (49 ):

A sequel of the cult Wattpad-published, One Direction fan fiction series (turned book series), this movie has a built-in audience, but it offers little of interest for anyone else. After We Collided relies heavily on clichéd characters, especially the contrast of bad boy Hardin, covered in tattoos and dealing with an alcohol addiction, and good boy Trevor, the bespectacled numbers whiz. It also offers a laughably unrealistic view of both college, which aside from a couple of mentions and some over-the-top frat parties, it's unclear if anyone actually attends, and the working world, where on only her second day of a low-paid internship, Tessa is taken to a conference, bought a new dress by her supervisor, invited to a nightclub, offered alcoholic drinks despite being underage, and put up in a fancy hotel suite.

Langford and Fiennes Tiffin do a fine job of transmitting the electrical excitement of new lovers who can't keep their hands off each other. Unfortunately, the rest of the film and characters feel constructed solely to prop up the choreographed sex scenes. Yes, their tortuous relationship is the main story, but it can't ring true if the action and characters around it don't. (An exception is Hardin's mom, played by Louise Lombard.) An opening voice-over draws parallels between this story and similar ones "passed down through the ages," recalling the Greeks, Shakespeare, the Brontes, and Jane Austen. It's a laughable overstatement. The film does what it's meant to do for a specific intended audience. Why try to suggest anything grander?

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