City Island

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Wacky film makes smoking, teen fetish part of the joke.

PG-13 2010 103 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 14+

Enjoyable!

City Island is great! Not as funny as I was hoping, but very cute & original story about a dysfunctional American Family. Sexual content is minor (no nudity - except for a very quick flash of a nude woman on a porn site), a few scenes from a strip club. A teenaged boy is obsessed with fat women and subscribes to an obese woman's "cooking" website (found that hilarious!) and there is some cheating. Language isn't too bad. Great for ages 14 and up I think!

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 15+

Great film with good messages for 15 and up.

I really enjoyed this film, and although there is frequent smoking and sexual references, there are positive messages here, such as: families should not hide things from each other, people should be honest and fair when dealing with friends and family, and that luck is not always the best thing to count on. The iffy content is never glorified, and if your kid is an early teen, I think they will really understand what this film is saying. It's really smart, well-rounded, funny, and heartfelt. Definitely one of my favorites so far for 2010.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great messages
Great role models

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