Parents' Guide to

Everybody Loves Somebody

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Romcom about love, Mexican family has drinking and sex.

Movie PG-13 2017 100 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 15+

The parents are great; promiscuous main character

This title has:

Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 14+

Great movie about real love, & life.

This is not your typical Disney, or American, movie. It's smart, funny and shows slightly exaggerated characters with heart. The cinematography is gorgeous, and the adults are very real and very human. Also, many hilarious parts. I took my 2 boys, ages 14 & 15, plus a mature 13 yr old female cousin. The kids were embarrassed, but I know they liked it. We had lots to discuss afterward, including what is love, how do you forget mistakes, what is heartbreak, and what a real relationship like. There are mature images & themes, as mentioned by the reviewer, but if you believe that love is more powerful than war, you will embrace this movie on many levels. Another plus is the wonderful, sophisticated older couple in the movie which defies every awful stereotype of people who cross the border to visit relatives. If simple rom-coms don't feel right to you, you will love this one.

This title has:

Great messages

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

There's much to like, if not outright love, about this generally charming romcom. For starters, there's Souza, who's one of the more appealing female protagonists to grace a romantic comedy in a while. Though Everybody Loves Somebody still deals in cliches -- can't a successful professional with a loving family be happy without a relationship? -- it at least tries to do so in a subtler manner, presenting Clara and her dilemmas with Daniel and Asher in slightly more textured ways. Daniel isn't the typical commitment-phobe ex, and Asher doesn't exist simply to sweep Clara, who's ambivalent about long-term relationships, off her feet.

The supporting actors and subplots are strong, too. A scene involving Clara's sister and her husband is almost worth the price of admission alone, if only for its uncanny depiction of love between a long-married couple who've weathered the small-but-significant erosions that daily parenting and partnering exacts -- but also rely on the deep bond that it forges. Also key in the romcom genre is the music, and that's unfortunately one of Everybody Loves Somebody's weak spots. Practically every song used in the film is cribbed from romcoms that have come before that it's clearly is trying to evoke, from Bridget Jones' Diary to (500) Days of Summer. With so much going for it, Everybody Loves Somebody didn't need to try quite so hard.

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