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Alexander IRL

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Terrible teen comedy isn't funny; lots of potty humor.

Movie NR 2017 82 minutes
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Apparently, YouTube Red is determined to put out the worst movies they possibly can, and with this one they keep this trend going. A teen comedy lacking a coherent storyline and even having a single "LOL" moment, Alexander IRL can't seem to decide if it should be a teen party movie or a satire of teens who spend too much time "on the grid." The actors playing the main characters do their best with what they have, but there isn't much anyone can do with trite jokes and banal observations.

This is amateur filmmaking at its absolute worst. There is no entertainment value to this, and the movie's themes contradict and double-back on themselves so much, it no longer remotely matters what the overall point is, assuming there even is a point. Like so many of their other releases, Alexander IRL is making it clear that YouTube Red really needs to step up its quality control.

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