Parents' Guide to

Home Sweet Hell

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Insipid black comedy about suburban materialism and murder.

Movie R 2015 98 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 15+

Best movie I've seen in a long time

Best movie I've seen in a long time. It shows characters and their flaws in the way of a Greek tragedy but more true to life than many movies in the same genre. The dialogue and acting is hilariously relatable, which is probably where almost all of the reviews come from, hitting too close to home.
age 17+


This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (1):

One of the main problems with this irritating movie is that none of the characters are actually people -- they're all just character traits, people reduced to little more than basic motivations. Dusty is the seductive con artist. Don is a wimp. And Mona, oh horror! Mona is distant and unempathetic, so driven to attain her "goals" that she'll do anything, including dismembering a dead body with a power saw, to attain them. It's amazing Don has never realized before that his uber-controlling wife is a sociopath. (Also, major deductions for throwing OCD sufferers under the bus with this wildly stereotypical portrayal.)

The other main problem is that none of these characters is even remotely likeable. There's nobody here we want to see or hear from, and when bad things start happening to them, it's hard to tell whether the director wants us to feel bad -- or glad that they're getting what they deserve. They all deserve to be punished, but the audience deserves better than this.

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