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Parents' Guide to

Chick Fight

By Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Bawdy brawling comedy has drug use, crude language.

Movie R 2020 97 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 16+

Waste of time

Awful acting, overly crude and sexual with the dialogue. Granted there are no actual sex scenes, the commentary throughout the movie is vile. Take the sex talk out and there is no script left. Drug use and alcohol consumption in an abuseive way is present. The sad part is that it could have been a very sweet and funny story if it was written better. It is violent because of the ladies fighting each other but that is the story.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

Awful movie focused more on graphic homosexual jokes

No family should watch this. It focuses more on graphic, not funny homosexual jokes and lacks a story. Very offensive to straight and LGBTQ people. Very poor taste. Drugs, sex, horrible language. Skip this!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Adults can figure out whether this funny-but-imperfect film rings their bell, but as a go-girl comedy for teens, Chick Fight doesn't quite make weight. When you're creating a (supposed) female-empowerment film, you can't ask women to lace up the gloves and then also make them the punchline. "Learn to fight, stay in the ring, and beat the s--t out of life" is this film's oft-repeated mantra. As a metaphor, it's a cheer line: Yes! But then the concept gets KO'd. First, there's the message's literal execution, earnestly stating that pummeling another person is therapeutic. Things get further confused by making female fighters a joke. And then there's the demeaning title, which drums up stereotypes of women at each other's throats. While stating that women put on gloves to let off steam or settle a beef ("we fight it out, then we hug it out"), primary characters Anna and Olivia (Bella Thorne) are squabbling about a man (sigh).

The issue could be that men made this film about women. At moments, the lack of an authentic voice is felt. For example, Anna has taken a vow of chastity, but when a male doctor (Kevin Connolly) makes a lewd overture to her, she jumps on him, and they have sex in a hospital broom closet. Is it funny? To a few. Is it straight male fantasy? More likely. Does it completely sell out Anna and her values and beliefs? Absolutely. The raunchy humor doesn't ring true either -- it's not Bridesmaids, it's Beavis and Butthead. It could be that women aren't so much the audience here as the packaging -- after all, who does child-actress-turned-erotica-provacateur Thorne wearing tight, revealing fight gear really appeal to?

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