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Holly Slept Over

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Mature dramedy about sex and relationships; language.

Movie NR 2020 87 minutes
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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Inappropriate for all ages - NOT family friendly

It is detestable - "deserving intense dislike." Holly Slept Over is vile, and promotes unethical behavior. This is not an appropriate movie for any age. The context of this movie is disgusting, entirely focused on sex. Nothing is held back in this film. I am mortified to think others will be mislead under the guise this is an innocent comedic drama. IT IS NOT INNOCENT. This film was a pathetic waste of time, and extremely offensive. Every character acted as they saw right in their own eyes. I could not watch this film to it's entirety. It is deeply disturbing. There are other things to film than sex. This is especially degrading to women. They are not a toy. Joshua Friedlander's directional debut is beyond disappointing. It is unbelievable someone would write and direct this content.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This mature comedy-drama wants to be insightful, relatable, and, most of all, contemporary. When it succeeds, it's engaging and funny. First-time feature director Joshua Friedlander, working from his own script, has assembled a wonderful cast. The three lead actors are sincere and seem to carry off complex emotional moments effortlessly. The direction and writing, particularly of scenes that need both grace and comedy, is solid. When the movie stumbles, it's because there's a reliance on stereotypes and over-the-top vulgarity. Holly Slept Over may find a niche audience, whomever Friedlander hopes that will be. It's definitely not for kids.

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