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Bodies Bodies Bodies

By Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Masterfully executed comedy/murder mystery has drugs, blood.

Movie R 2022 95 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 13+

Decent movie for young teens, If you are ok with your kid seeing some blood fly then you have nothing to worry about

age 16+

Each character knows their cliché and plays it to the max

A fun eat the rich film with so many clichés coming at you that you almost need a graph to keep track of them all. Each character knows their cliché and plays them to the hilt. The script is smart and the influence of social media is cleverly employed throughout the film. Lee Pace is a treasure and the film just spirals from there and it is a circuitous ride.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (11 ):

Phenomenally written, perfectly cast, and expertly directed, director Halina Reijn's murder mystery is crafted with such magnificence that she leaves Agatha Christie choking in her dust. Not since Scream has a horror comedy so successfully captured the zeitgeist.

Made for Gen Z -- specifically, those who feel defined by Euphoria -- this razor-sharp comedy laughs with them, not at them. Screenwriters Sarah DeLappe and Kristen Roupenian characterize the generation as righteousness meets recklessness, emboldened by living in a progressive environment and weakened by their blindness to their own entitlement. The film is shocking, not for its violence or terror, but for its truthfulness. This is no slasher film where you find yourself yelling at dumb teenagers not to go into the basement -- it's one where you relate to their actions so much that you question your own judgment. Bodies Bodies Bodies is smart comedy and honest horror.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: August 5, 2022
  • On DVD or streaming: September 27, 2022
  • Cast: Amandla Stenberg , Maria Bakalova , Rachel Sennott , Pete Davidson
  • Director: Halina Reijn
  • Inclusion Information: Female directors, Non-Binary actors, Bisexual actors, Pansexual actors, Black actors, Female actors
  • Studio: A24
  • Genre: Horror
  • Run time: 95 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: violence, bloody images, drug use, sexual references and pervasive language
  • Last updated: June 19, 2023

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