Parents' Guide to

Behaving Badly

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Raunchy high school comedy is a big disappointment.

Movie R 2014 98 minutes
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age 18+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

It ends with the character up-chucking.

That is how I felt after having endured the entire movie. This is one of the most absurd movies that I have ever sat through. I cannot believe what a waste of top talent went into this movie. I do not see what they possibly could've seen that was redeeming in the screenplay. This is for pre-adolescent teens who just want to see debauchery.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 17+

not for kids

its disapointing and bad and its not gor kids because people are nude

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (7):

Writer-director Tim Garrick's feature debut isn't anything new, envelope-pushing, or even funny. It's an hour and a half of wishing the cast had chosen a better film project. Let's remember Wolff for his fabulous performance as Isaac in The Fault in Our Stars, not this ridiculous role that's sure to add nothing to his career.

While some edgy comedies manage to rise above their crude jokes and graphic sexual content to at least have a compelling story (The To-Do List) or hilarious performances (This Is the End), this raunchy teen tale is a big disappointment and a surprising waste of the talented cast. There are no redeeming qualities to the production, even though it clearly seeks to be one of those "shocking" comedies that revels in the amount of sex and drug-fueled shenanigans the characters get up to, like losing it to your best friend's hot mom or accepting free sexual favors from a dodgy stripper.

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