Can You Keep a Secret?

Movie review by Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

"Be yourself" romcom has strong messages, sexual situations.

NR 2019 94 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 16+

Cute, predictable, romantic comedy but too much sexual content for younger crowd

Read the book as an adult and enjoyed it. Cute romantic comedy but several scenes with sexual humor and oral sex. Too graphic for preteens and young teens. Cute premise with positive messaging about being yourself. No nudity, but an oral sex scene with a head coming out from under a blanket and then going back down. Several discussions with explicit critique of sexual technique. Without a few of the scenes the age rating would change significantly, but unfortunately not a movie most parents would feel comfortable watching with their teens. I’m glad I previewed it.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex
age 15+

Worthwhile, fun, and has a good lesson in the end.

I almost didn't let me 15 yr old watch it due to the review that mentions a scarring oral sex scene. Turns out, nothing is actually shown, everything is implied under a blanket. You also see the butt of the boyfriend while he's standing up. Aside from those two things, nothing major and worth a look for the refreshing take on modern relationships and the role of honesty and disclosure and give and take.

This title has:

Great messages

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