Parents' Guide to

Cupid's Proxy

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Predictable "Sleepless in Seattle" wannabe for tweens.

Movie NR 2017 87 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

Good clean entertainment

This film is something that can be watched by any member of the family. It's hard to find entertainment these days that parents don't have to be concerned about and know is fine for everyone.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Without Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, and that great script by Nora Ephron, this movie is a poor substitute for Sleepless in Seattle, but it's not completely without charm. Jet Jurgensmayer is likable enough and he creates plausible relationships with his mother and his co-conspirator, Olive. The rest of the cast are equally likable, and for the most part, likability is what Cupid's Proxy has to offer. Character motivation is often simplistic and sometimes incomprehensible. The reason Justin objects when Olive puts his words and ideas in her column isn't because he's hurt that she would take credit for his work. He objects because he's worried that readers might recognize that he's the writer. Really?? Are a lot of tweens -- that cohort usually glued to their smartphones -- reading newspaper advice columns these days? Apart from featuring a protagonist who sets out to deceive his mother (although for the nicest of reasons), this is a tame story tweens might enjoy.

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