Parents' Guide to

And So It Goes

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Lukewarm romcom has some drug content, swearing.

Movie PG-13 2014 94 minutes
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age 17+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+


The language you show DOES NOT include God's name taken in vain in the scene where the woman is on his couch in labor, and Michael Douglas calls out the door to Diane Keaton. I have used your website MANY times in the past to keep me from watching movies that take His name in vain, and I have trusted your website to let me know if it will appear in a movie. I have walked out of MANY a movie in a theater and asked for my money back before finding your website, but I am really irritated that I got almost the full way through the end of the movie (less than 20 minutes left on it), and felt compelled to let you know how disappointed I am. Obviously no one actually watched the movie all the way through.

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 16+

Disappointed....could have been so much better

I took my 11 year old daughter after reading the reviews and thought it was something she could handle. I was very disappointed in the content. Right in the beginning the character Oren uses the word "d..k" to reference a boys sexual part. Repeats the word a couple times. The movie had too many sexual situations. They were not "implied", it was quite evident what was going on. I should have listened to the rating of pg-13 vs the review written here. The drug scenes were very obvious as well.....not sugar coated.

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

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Director Rob Reiner has made a number of excellent films, including When Harry Met Sally and This is Spinal Tap, but AND SO IT GOES won't be joining that list. Despite the presence of greats Douglas and Keaton, the movie suffers from an extreme lack of momentum and fails to elicit enough emotional investment in its characters and what happens. Yes, there are stakes -- having your former junkie son show up with a kid you've never met certainly ups the ante -- and, yes, there's a romance that doesn't go smoothly. But it all unfolds in a lackluster manner that subverts any energy the movie musters. A few side plots, including Keaton's character's attempts to launch a cabaret career, are distracting.

That said, Douglas and Keaton are delightful (especially Keaton), even if their chemistry barely ignites. And when it comes to what the movie is all about, Reiner goes for the obvious answers. For instance, could there be a more on-the-nose symbol than caterpillars -- which one character keeps as part of a science experiment -- metamorphosing into butterflies? And so it goes, indeed -- just not very impressively.

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