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By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Extremely edgy comedy sends up gay best friend stereotypes.

Movie R 2014 93 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

Good movie but nothing massive

Its an OK movie to watch, i enjoyed it and it kept me entertained but i didn't find anything about the story line so good. Was great acting though.
age 12+

Homophobic site

I find it interesting that the age common sense gave this movie is 16, while the age given to Mean Girls is 14 even though GBF gives more positive messages, and is much more appropriate. Yes, there are two kissing scenes, but they are both 5 seconds long at most. The oy other thing I could think may bother parents is the mention of bj's and hj's which are both rather subtle, and the fact that several of the characters get drunk during a party scene. This movie gives messages regarding the acceptance of homosexuality, and flaws in popularity. Great movie. I encourage all parents to show it to their kids.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (23 ):

G.B.F. is a kind of Mean Girls-meets-Clueless for the gay set, with all of the cliquishness of the former but nowhere near enough of the innocence of the latter. G.B.F. can certainly be clever and funny, and it wraps up with a nice shiny bow, but to get there, it takes you through a labyrinth of relentlessly crude humor that pushes well past the edginess of the aforementioned movies with tasteless sexual slurs, plus a little underage drinking and casual smoking.

Mature teens who endure high school every day may delight in how much this film flouts convention with its lewd dialogue. Parents will be rightly squeamish of the maturity level and explicitness of the jokes (seriously -- "jizz-bin"). To the teenager's credit, it's a campy, satirical look at the way our culture often fetishizes certain marginalized groups to their detriment, and it eventually finds its footing and a little heart. But that cultural reward may offer little in the way of solace through the onslaught of this many hand job jokes. Tread warily.

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