Parents' Guide to

Father of the Year

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Raunchy, lowbrow disaster with cursing, slapstick action.

Movie NR 2018 94 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 16+

Avoid this brain rot.

Utter drivel relying on slapstick, fighting and yes, drugs to raise a laugh. It fails on all fronts.

This title has:

Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 2+


its a pretty fine film suitable for children over the age of about 2-27

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5):
Kids say (6):

No raucous stone is left unturned in this nonstop tribute to vulgar humor: ludicrously over-the-top characters, ridiculously silly situations, and a constant flow of potty language and obscenities. Father of the Year is a perfect storm of bad writing and witless execution meant to elicit laughs from audiences who respond to childish jokes, absurd sight gags, and infantile behavior. Only Joey Bragg and Matt Shively, along with Bridgit Mendler, who plays Meredith, Ben's long-time crush, escape this ruthless effort to destroy reputations. As in many movies of this ilk, it may well find an audience.

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