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By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Lots of sex, language in hilarious gay romcom.

Movie R 2022 115 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+
This is not a movie for teens of any age. It’s basically soft core porn. Why would you let your 16 year old watch a movie with fairly graphic orgies (gay or straight)? Our standards for what is considered appropriate entertainment for teens has reached a new low.

This title has:

Too much sex
6 people found this helpful.
age 18+

Too much graphic sex and language.

This is not for children at any age. Graphic sex is overdone.
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (6):

Built on the creaky old bones of the romcom genre, this progressive landmark of a film fleshes itself out with a self-aware, slap-happy sense of humor. Here's hoping that the fresh, lovable result has wide appeal. Recognized as the first gay romantic comedy ever widely released in theaters by a major studio, Bros comes from the minds of writer and actor Eichner, writer-director Nicholas Stoller, and producer Judd Apatow. Their combined expertise results in a movie that's funny and honest. Many jokes will particularly resonate with LGBTQ+ audiences, but even more are universal, and many of those land with belly laughs, especially the scenes that parody Hallmark Christmas movies and co-star Bowen Yang's bonkers moments.

Bros isn't shy about sex: It depicts -- with a lot of flesh yet without much graphic nudity -- situations with multiple partners and odd or awkward encounters, contrasting those with moments of actual trust and love. The romance sequences also feel spot-on, as characters attempt to balance opening up to another person with fears of getting hurt. Dating montages, cameos by various stars, the Big Argument, characters becoming better people to earn their partners back, and the final Grand Gesture will all feel familiar to those well-versed in romcoms -- sometimes too familiar for a movie that runs almost two hours -- but there's an energy that powers through them, maintaining viewers' goodwill. Overall, Bros feels like a solid combination of bold and safe, funny and touching. Perhaps it will join some of its heteronormative inspirations, like When Harry Met Sally, as a re-watchable favorite.

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