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By Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Baby-sharing comedy is perfect for parents, not kids; sex.

Movie NR 2020 119 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 13+

Such an amazing movie!

13 year old kids already know about drugs, Sex, Etc. Now; Familes that don’t let their kids watch The Office... shouldn’t let their kids watch this. There are some inappropriate parts for kids but there are no no nice scenes. I hope that helps and that you enjoy this movie!!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
age 17+

Comedy and some language

R: sex and strong language

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (1 ):

"Side-splitters" may be a more appropriate title, at least for the parents in the audience. Riffing on the conversations many adults have likely had when determining the right time to have children, Babysplitters turns a shocking decision into something relatable. The characters' solution feels in step with how millennials have disrupted many social norms with a practical, self-oriented approach. So writer-director Sam Friedlander takes that concept further, rethinking the childbearing process into something that might not seem like such an outlandish or bad idea -- but then proving why a "timeshare baby" is a terrible idea in a way that's terribly funny.

While their idea is half-baked, the characters are fully drawn, and every action they take comes out of the truth of who they are -- even some of the more ridiculous characters, like Jeff's hip skateboarding boss and a Tinder-swiping fertility doctor. They're all good folks with human flaws who are just doing their best. While being able to afford a baby is a concern, no one here is materialistic. In fact, Jeff is an executive at a farm-to-table company, but he dreams of working in the fields to grow produce. And Emily is a parking enforcement officer -- it's not a job she loves, but it's work she takes pride in. This type of occupation is rarely (if ever) portrayed in the media in a positive light, and Friedlander's inclusion is the kind of thing that's needed to start changing the tone society takes when assuming certain jobs are "undesirable." The same can be said for the main characters' communication skills. While they sound like everyone else, at times making snide comments or calling each other out, they actually communicate really well. No one is weak, they advocate for their beliefs, and they solve problems through respect, understanding, and compromise -- in the funniest of ways.

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