Parents' Guide to

Breaded Life

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Spoiled man learns a lesson; strong language.

Movie NR 2022 120 minutes
Breaded Life

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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

A Must Watch!

It’s such a wonderful and educative movie. I give it a 10 out of 10!!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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The heart of Breaded Life is in the right place. If you can see your way through the many poorly-directed, over-long scenes, dreadful improvisational dialog full of needless repetitions, and the actors' shared penchant for unnecessarily yelling many of their lines, eventually a movie about decency, responsibility, and the power of love emerges from the chaos for a satisfying if still amateurish ending.

The director-writer seems to believe that every point worth making is worth making multiple times. The transformations of a spoiled, lazy son into an earnest and hard-working one, as well as his shrewish mother's metamorphosis into a loving and forgiving parent, are wildly unconvincing. The movie comes to an oversimplified conclusion akin to Dorothy awakening at the end of The Wizard of Oz to find everyone's transformed, a conclusion that feels dubious at best. But the end has almost sufficient value to make the difficult trip through this movie nearly worth it.

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