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Easter Sunday

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Joyous, inclusive comedy has some violence, strong language.

Movie PG-13 2022 120 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

Blasphemous and not funny

This movie was terrible and not that funny. There was an extremely blasphemous scene when they go to the church that I didn’t approve. Also a few scenes where the actors were making jokes about being afraid of a statue of the child Jesus of Prague and then the statue also broke as well. Also a couple scenes of characters swearing , taking Gods name in vain a lot As a Roman Catholic I didn’t respect it and it was big mistake and I regret spending money to go see it. but if you’re a catholic don’t let your kids watch it, don’t expose them to blasphemous jokes about the Christian faith or not taking the faith seriously .

This title has:

Too much swearing
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age 9+

Family First

I liked all of it. I didn't like that they made it seem like all that Philippino family fight a lot. All families do 😉

This title has:

Great messages
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Though it relies on overly familiar sitcom-type plot threads, this inclusive comedy is fleshed out by its warm characters, their easy chemistry, and the humor that flows naturally as a result. Marking Koy's leading-man debut, Easter Sunday successfully draws from his stand-up act, focusing on all the love and craziness of his Filipino family. It's a treat to see such strong representation, but the family dynamic is also nicely universal. Director Jay Chandrasekhar is best known for his broad, lowbrow Broken Lizard comedies, and here he falls back on coincidences, chase scenes, annoying villains, and a violent showdown (all clichés that don't conjure many laughs), but the simpler character interactions are genuinely funny.

Koy is smart enough to surround himself with a wide selection of wonderful character actors, mostly Filipino, that elevate the material. Cordero is a delight as the cousin whose dumb idea causes all the trouble, while he still demonstrates a sweetness and a charming smile that make him relatable. Carrere is hilarious as the pouting auntie who wages subtle food wars with Joe's mom. Comic Jimmy O. Yang is great as a backroom black-market guy. And Lou Diamond Phillips brings a legendary presence to his cameo as himself. There's a lot happening in Easter Sunday, but it's really the little moments in between the broader strokes that make it worth hunting for.

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