Crazy, Stupid, Love.

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

age 14+

Heartfelt dramedy has strong story and characters.

PG-13 2011 107 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 36 reviews

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age 15+

PG-13, Really?

This could pass for an R-rated film if they threw in a couple more f-bombs! Really. I got this film as a gift and already expected the content to be raunchy - which isn't always bad but to target a movie like that towards the younger crowd is wrong. It's very sexual with plenty of inappropriate topics. Was it any good? It definitely kept me watching and yes it was pretty enjoyable overall. However, one of the main characters (Ryan Gosling) was unbearably annoying most of the time - he plays one of those "I'm too cool for you" macho guys who tries to get every woman into bed with him. The whole film basically is a bad influence, but it's mindless fun for the older crowd. Language is bad for a PG-13, you hear f-words, sh*t, d*ck, @sshole...etc the list goes on. Violence is mild but has some bickering between characters, a fight. Sexual content is extremely frequent (Commonsense did not list half of it - so here we go!), part of the opening scene a young seventeen year old girl is babysitting a thirteen year old boy and walks in on him masturbating. Same girl has a strong crush on the thirteen year old boys 40-something father. Thirteen year old boy has a huge crush on the seventeen year old babysitter and tells her he loves her frequently. Seventeen year old takes naked pictures of herself to give to the older man - her parents eventually find out. Girl gets explicit advice from another girl at school on how to attract older men. Guys go to bars frequently to see who they can take home to bed. Guy shows another married guy how to do it. Major make-out pre-sex scene of a married man and another woman (nothing shown). Cheating between married couples, talk of a divorce. Lots of skimpy outfits. Making out in bed. Sex discussions. There is plenty of drinking and bar scenes - girl chugs down alcohol to calm her nerves before sleeping with a guy she just met. This film is not appropriate for kids or teens under 16!!

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
2 people found this helpful.
age 17+
OK for a 17 year old, but for younger kids I can’t understand why they should see a teenage girl drive through a red light (all good because the drivers that nearly hit her didn’t end up getting injured and besides, she was in a hurry); then try to date an adult man; then give nude selfies to a young kid; and if an adult woman gets upset at her would-be fiancé, the best thing to do to get back at him is to sleep with a hot guy she doesn’t know. Our nation’s children are scoring poorly on standardized tests and suffering increasingly with mental illness and seem lost, and I think one place to look for a cause is parents rating this film as OK for 14 year olds. The cast is stellar and the performances great— so click “Play” — if you have 17-year olds or above. But I hope we will all cringe at the messages that Hollywood, and we, are sending to our kids.
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