Flower

Movie review by Michael Ordona, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Language, unhealthy sexuality in dark teen comedy.

R 2018 90 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 18+

Inappropriate & typical

First, this movie is very much like every other white centered coming of age film thats just odd and off. I think it normalizes unsafe sexual activity, additionally her friends are reckless and messy. This is a very not diverse cast, almost all white its 2018- get with the program. There is very little character development, she just finds someone to cling on to who ends up being her almost step-brother. Although sex-scenes or activity isn't graphic it's VERY implied and I just don't think it's a show for kids who are still learning how to be in this world. I don't know if I would consider this to be coming of age or the decline of age. It's just creepy.

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Too much swearing
age 16+

This isn’t a good movie.

Why is there no 0 star option.This movie isn’t clever in the writing in the least bit. As the movie played out I would jokingly place bets on what would happen next and boy do I wish they weren’t jokes!The movie isn’t smart with what happens in it, as it is not just predictable but also tactless with a lot of time spent on just hoping the movie won’t go there. The content of the movie wasn’t shocking it’s just idiotic in how it thinks these events would happen in reality. Slight spoilers but the entire second half of the movie is driven by a choice the main characters make that the movie’s punching bag character (the kid who allegedly got assault) Asking if it’s a joke. But no, no matter how ridicules or just how insulting the movie is with it’s content it treats itself seriously. (“It’s a comedy you idiot.”) There is nothing of comedic value in this movie. The juxtaposition between reality and the movie is more infuriating rather than humorous. The character interactions don’t make you get invested in the characters nor are they entertaining. Comedy is subjective but calling a kid fat or “ha u probably have stds” just isn’t funny for an hour and a half. There are some good actors in it, who try but they can’t save it. I’m just surprised they agreed. The movie doesn’t carry any message I could find besides it’s ok if it’s just ur mouth and if your not directly related your safe to be dated. If u want offensive comedy it’s not good. If u want dark comedy it’s not good. If u want drama it’s not good. Go to Hulu down vote it then go watch something else!

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