A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
No positive messages in dark comedy-horror movie.
Positive Role Models
The male characters are almost entirely "dude bro" stereotypes. Most of the female characters are sex-obsessed, with two women in the movie who seem to exist only to sleep with as many of. the male characters as possible. Characters binge drink, smoke marijuana, and one is high on ecstasy the entire time.
Violence & Scariness
Violence throughout. In the opening scenes, two detectives enter a house filled with dead bodies -- characters shot to death, and one hanging from the ceiling in a suicide. As the movie progresses, we learn how these characters were killed, including electrocution, drug overdose, stabbing, and suffocating from being tied up and gagged in bed. Blood in most of these killings. Characters get into fistfights. A female character is hit in in one of her breast implants by a baseball bat; blood. Man uses axe to break down door to see his girlfriend.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Female nudity, breasts, in several scenes. Characters have sex in a variety of ways, including threesomes, and a scene in which a boyfriend urinates on his girlfriend while they're in bed. Graphic talk about sex throughout. Woman ties up a man in bed and goes to the kitchen to take various food and whipped cream, takes a banana, and tells her friend that she's going to stick it up his rear end. At the behest of a woman, two men act out clothed, sexual positions they would like to perform with her if given the chance. A Mormon character hallucinates Jesus while having sex.
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Constant profanity throughout. "F--k" often used. "Motherf---er" also used. Also: "goatf--k," "bulls--t," "s--t," "p---y," "d--khead," "piss." Homophobic slur used. Women are referred to as "skanks" and "sluts." Older female character called a "MILF."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
The movie takes place at a blowout New Year's Eve party. Characters binge drink beer and alcohol, drink from kegs, play drinking games. Character snorts what she thinks is cocaine, characters smoke marijuana, characters take psychedelic mushrooms. One character is high on ecstasy for the duration of the movie until she collapses and dies -- is shown behaving in an extremely blissed-out manner. Cigarette smoking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that All My Friends Are Dead is a 2021 dark horror-comedy that reveals how a large group of partygoers get killed at a raucous New Year's Eve party. This movie isn't for kids. There's graphic sex, nudity (bare breasts), violence, drug and alcohol use, and strong language (variations of "f--k," "s--t," "p---y," "d--khead") throughout. Characters shot and killed, stabbed, electrocuted. One character commits suicide by hanging. Characters die of drug overdoses. Characters have threesomes, sexual partners urinate on each other, a man is tied up in a bed while a woman talks of taking a banana and shoving it up his rear end. A Mormon character hallucinates Jesus while having sex. In addition to the other profanity, some male characters refer to women as "sluts" and "skanks." Homophobic slur used. A character snorts what she thinks is cocaine, characters smoke marijuana, characters take psychedelic mushrooms. One character is high on ecstasy for the duration of the movie until she collapses and dies -- is shown behaving in an extremely blissed-out manner. Cigarette smoking. In Polish, with English subtitles. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This subpar movie aims to shock, and it succeeds in that goal. How much violence, sex, profanity, and drug and alcohol abuse can get into a dark comedy-horror movie? Quite a lot, actually, and All My Friends Are Dead has absolutely no reservations about being as graphic and gratuitous as possible in every scene. The title sums up what happens, but before the untimely passings of these characters who get killed in a variety of ways, the movie is as much a sex farce as anything else. It's not especially funny or even very interesting, but it's impressive that the movie maintains such a frantic pace as it tells so many side stories of what's going on with this ensemble cast of characters. Casual sex, love, commitment, growing old, living for the moment, thinking of the future -- somehow all of these themes are addressed amidst scenes of kinky sex, a large death count, and a scene in which a lapsed Mormon talks with Jesus as he's losing his virginity.
The problem with the movie is that the characters aren't especially likable, and that's assuming there's even enough depth to the characters to make them likable or not. The movie is bursting with stale, stereotyped characters that have been passé since the randy teen sex comedies of the 1980s went out of style -- female characters who seem to exist solely to show their breasts to the camera, jerky guys who attract the ladies, dorky guys who don't attract the ladies, etc. Before most of them are killed in a scene that, admittedly, makes great use of the Mötley Crüe song "Kick Start My Heart," the characters and their stories are fueled by a tedious nihilistic hedonism that lost its shock value sometime in the 1990s. And all the gratuitous debauchery can't hide these shortcomings.
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