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(out of 3 reviews)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
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Parent of a 8, 12, and 15 year old Written byHelen Bonder July 23, 2013
AGE
17
QUALITY
 

Terrible for all ages!

Terrible film! Very inappropriate! Me and my daughter (15) thought this would be a good movie and it isn't! Terrible!
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent Written byDan G. June 7, 2013
AGE
18
QUALITY
 

An Anthem for the unmotivated with bad language and sexual irresponsibility

Francis is the most messed up character I've seen in a movie for awhile. If being lukewarm is the greatest sin, then she's guilty. Drifting through life, she is not only unable to care for herself, she cannot care for others either. She is so uncaring and unmotivated, she finds herself homeless and drifts around until she finds someone else to sponge off of. And all the while she is dispensing with seemingly wise guidance for everyone else that is totally ridiculous. Although goofy, she is disarming, and it is hard not to like her. But she is a terrible role model for today's youth. The film contains the crudest language along with frequenty profanity, frank irreverent sex talk, and couples openly living together unmarried.
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Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written byBestPicture1996 April 14, 2014
AGE
17
QUALITY
 

Frances dances, but is she happy?

Baumbach has a very distinct style of writing: crisp, fast-paced with enough bluntness to want to pause the film and rewind what the actors just said to make sure they said it! The film isn't so much a story as it is a snapshot of an enthusiastic wannabe dancer whose friend's life seems more and more interesting than hers. It's shot beautifully, with that romantic black and white cinematography, and although it dips maybe too often into hipster territory and coming off as unauthentic, Gerwig anchors the film back to a safe territory with the same likability she displayed in "Greenberg."
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking