Parents' Guide to

Forces of Nature

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Over-the-top romcom about marriage has dark, mature themes.

Movie PG-13 1999 105 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+

i enjoy it.

the chemistry between the characters are nice although they should have ended up together a very good mature kind of movie that it is.

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Great messages
age 10+

pretty good the ending should have been differnt.

its a good movie but the ending should have been different. the two characters that met should have ended up together anyway good movie.

This title has:

Great messages

Is It Any Good?

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

The movie has a reasonable enough message at its core: Love is mysterious; no one knows what "meant to be" really means; and all good relationships are probably a mixture of hard work and luck. But the way it seeks to demonstrate that message is almost too far-fetched to follow. The disasters are ridiculous, the mix-ups improbable, and the chemistry near-nonexistent, and what's left in between the outsize events comes off as a pretty cynical take on love and marriage. That said, there may be a nugget of truth here about the messiness of life, the craziness of what it means to fall for someone, and the unique problems facing modern lovers -- that is, if parents can look past multiple strip clubs, bar scenes, nagging-wife jokes, marijuana use, and some not-so-laughable bad choices involving children.

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