A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Family is very important, even if you don't always get along with everyone. Breaking up with someone doesn't mean that you can't stay friends. You can't judge other people's relationships. And love arrives in ways you don't always expect.
Positive Role Models
Though she's clearly troubled by a long-ago breakup and suffers from an inability to trust new relationships/commit to them, Clara is kind and good and deeply values her family. In fact, almost everyone in this film means well.
Violence & Scariness
Arguments, but they don't get too heated.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
The main character picks up random guys when she's drunk. One scene shows people fooling around in bed, nude; a man's bare chest and a woman's bare back are visible. In another scene, a woman starts to pleasure herself before she's interrupted (again, nothing graphic shown). Other scenes show women in their underwear.
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Strong language is fairly infrequent but includes "a--hole," "blue balls," "hell," "s--t," and "f--k," said once by a child (language is said in Spanish and translated in the subtitles).
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Products & Purchases
One of the main characters drives a Honda; another wears Crocs (which are called out by name).
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
The main character often hangs out in bars, frequently getting pretty drunk.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Everybody Loves Somebody is a generally charming Spanish-language (with English subtitles) romantic comedy about love and family. It deals with some mature themes, including abandonment, binge-drinking, hook-ups, and fear of commitment. The topics are handled with care and sensitivity, but the content is still most appropriate for teens and up. Couples are shown in sexual situations/making love, but nothing beyond bare shoulders, a bare back, and kissing is seen. In one scene, a woman starts to pleasure herself before being interrupted. There's also some swearing in Spanish that's translated in the subtitles, including "s--t" and "f--k," which is said once by a child. In the end, the movie has clear messages about the importance of family and love. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
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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