Parents' Guide to

Girlfriend's Day

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Film noir parody has violence, cursing, and sexual content.

Movie NR 2017 70 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Why is there no mention of the sexism??? Where's the TOO MUCH SEXISM button?

TOO MUCH SEXISM. PROMOTES SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN. All sorts of discussion of the violence and overall junk that this "movie" is, but no mention of the fact that the 54-year-old lead has sex with a 34-year-old woman? Are you kidding? They even show them in bed together. It's hard to not vomit.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Just when you think you're watching a dour comic commentary on the war on depression and creative failure, blink an eye and suddenly you're in a maelstrom of murder, deceit, and greeting card mania. You have to admire the Netflix executives. They're willing to take chances, and their subscribers must be willing to let them. Girlfriend's Day is an example of that kind of risk-taking. Working from a script that spent decades on the computers of its writers, with a documentary director making his first full-length fictional film, and a cast of talented performers, the film is a quirky, darkly comic homage to an iconic genre. Does it work? Not so much. It's too silly, too grisly, and has too much gratuitous profanity and tasteless sketch comedy (the "Bum Fights" TV show and ex-racist thugs are over the top). And while the events around the sad-sack hero change, he doesn't. The movie may find its audience -- older teens and adults with an affinity for grim, deadpan humor and the very appealing Bob Odenkirk. It's not for kids.

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