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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
It's essential to be honest with those you love. Family is always there for you. Don't let fear of failure keep you from pursuing your dreams. It's important to keep the fire alive in a marriage.
Positive Role Models
Sara has always believed she had bad luck or a curse because her sister said so when they were little. The sister, meanwhile, has been very successful while Sara has held herself back because of fear. Sara, Lucy, and Aaron are all in unsatisfying relationships, but they do what they can not to hurt each other. Sara and Lucy's mom says she's cheating on their dad, but she has ulterior motives.
Set in Mexico and shot in Spanish. A character speaks Mayan. An Indigenous man with his body painted plays music out of a shell to begin a wedding ceremony. A Mexican man calls a margarita a White person's spring break drink.
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Violence & Scariness
Harmless falls and hangovers (resulting in headaches and vomiting). A man sets fire to a piece of clothing.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
No private parts are seen, but there are sexual situations. A man and woman have sex; man seen from above, thrusting. Another couple is caught in bed together. A woman dances in her bra in front of the computer camera while her boyfriend masturbates on the other end. A couple is naked in a shower; suggestion of oral sex. Couples flirt and kiss. Mention of open relationships, being "wet," "sweaty sex," talking dirty, STDs, and being "inside" a woman.
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"F--k," "s--t," "hell," "damn," "asshole," "bitch," "sucks," "butt," "idiot," "heck," "God." Reviewed in original Spanish with English subtitles.
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Products & Purchases
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults drink alcohol, sometimes to excess, leading to drunken encounters and hangovers.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Don't Blame Karma! is a Mexican romantic comedy with sexual situations, language, and drinking. The premise is about a woman, Sara, whose successful sister announces that she's engaged to the man Sara has been in love with since high school. People treat each other respectfully and with kindness, and ultimately the right people end up with each other at the end of the movie. No private parts are seen, but there are sex scenes and kissing, as well as references to open relationships, being "wet," "sweaty sex," talking dirty, STDs, and being "inside" a woman. Other language in the English subtitles includes "f--k," "s--t," "hell," "damn," "asshole," "bitch," "sucks," "butt," "idiot," and "heck" and exclamatory use of "God." Adults drink alcohol, sometimes to excess, leading to drunken encounters and hangovers. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
The actors in this film deserve better than this predictable romcom. Well known to local viewers, the lead cast of Don't Blame Karma! is a talented, attractive, and charismatic group. The film, based on a story previously adapted in a 2016 Spanish movie, appears to have been tailor-built around them. But the situations, humor, and editing feel awkward, especially the random breaking of the fourth wall by the main character (played by Eugenio Derbez's daughter, Aislinn). Still, the 85 minutes are watchable, and the settings in picturesque Mérida are charming.
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