Parents' Guide to

Bad Therapy

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Flat comedy-thriller has sex, cursing, iffy messages.

Movie NR 2020 97 minutes
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age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

I really enjoyed the movie

Even though I didn't get the thriller vibe in it but the actors do a great job and they fit in with the characters they play. Great movie

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Unfortunately this movie, despite its talented cast of comedy veterans, falls short in both the comedy and the thriller departments. As a comedy, none of the main characters seem able to take their performances over the top enough to really land any laughs, which in fairness to them is probably because the script is pretty weak. (Aisha Tyler and couple of very minor characters nail it, though.) As for the thriller aspects, Michaela Watkins does a good job slowly revealing how truly off balance she is and walking a fine line between innocence and menace. But when things are supposed to start getting intense, Bad Therapy loses its way, unable to give us an enjoyably dark comedy or land any genuine chills.

There are lots of iffy messages and iffy behavior. Mature sexuality, alcohol and drug use, and some strong language make it suitable for older teens and up.

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