Parents' Guide to

Drunk Parents

By Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Unfunny dark comedy leans on cursing, molestation jokes.

Movie R 2019 97 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 15+
Its hilarious but not a kids film.
age 18+

So funny well written

I thought it was hilarious!

This title has:

Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7):
Kids say (2):

Drunk Parents tries to be offensive comedy, but it's just offensively bad. The film boasts an ensemble cast of seasoned comedic actors, but they make all the bumbling, unforced errors of a beginning improv troupe. It's so humorless and out of touch with today's comedy boundaries -- cringey in a terrible way, with elements like pedophile characters and making jokes at the expense of the disabled -- that viewers' jaws are likely to be left on the ground in horror. Those who watch will be left with one question: How did a film so bad get so many big stars?

Answer that, and you'll garner the one positive lesson that this mess could pass on to a teen: In real life, business gets done through building relationships. Drunk Parents writer-director Fred Wolf is a former head writer of SNL; by following his IMDb page, you can see where the yesses fell into place. While Wolf also directed the successful comedy The House Bunny, Drunk Parents has issues on every level: the script, the directing, the editing, the sound quality, and even the acting. Baldwin can portray an irascible elitist in his sleep, but Hayek plays her upper-class housewife as so over the top that it constitutes bad acting. Skip this irredeemable movie, even if it's playing for free and there's nothing else to do for two hours.

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