Parents' Guide to

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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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 9 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+

Exciting murder mystery has complex characters, violence

I didn't laugh as much as I hoped, but I think that's mostly because I have a very specific sense of humor. Feels like a party from start to finish: catchy music, neon lights in the dark, interesting characters, and exciting twists. The characters also do cocaine, but it's not necessarily glorified. In one scene, a character is making out with his girlfriend and keeps biting her lip because he's high on cocaine. In another scene, a character calls everyone out for giving her a hard time for being a recovering addict (who stays clean throughout the movie) even though they were all doing cocaine, in front of her no less. The violence is pretty tame for an R-rated murder mystery and all of it happens in dim lighting. Usually the violence is shown before the injury detail. For example, there's a scene where the characters are fighting over a gun and during the struggle, the gun goes off, killing one of them. When the gun goes off, it doesn't show the bullet hitting her, but in the next shot, she is lying in a pool of blood with a wound on her neck.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
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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