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By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Sex and drugs in stale, raunchy romcom.

Movie NR 2018 94 minutes
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age 17+

Based on 1 parent review

age 17+

Raunchy Gal Pals Make Good

If you are in your 30s or 40s and remember how great clubs used to be, you may like this movie. If you are into gal pal comedies set to an awesome soundtrack, you may love this movie. It is definitely raunchy, with some drug use, and a couple implied sex scenes, and plenty of sex talk, but it is also fun, hilarious, and the main character is just down to earth and self deprecating enough to be completely endearing. Loved this movie, but as a parent, I would say 17+ (or maybe a mature 16).

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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

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Ibiza is proof positive that the "lost weekend" movies have become a trite formula. In these movies, amid beautiful scenery and endearing and/or violent locals, there's always the quirky off-kilter character whose eccentricity manifests itself through odd one-liners, the character whose sole motivation is the attainment of casual sex, and then the relatively normal, dry-humored cynic who has grown weary and neurotic from too many failed relationships. These characters are set loose in these unfamiliar habitats to get into weird trouble resulting in at least one gross-out scene. They ingest various intoxicants in liquid, pill, and powder form, make bad decisions, get into awkward sexcapades, then somehow by the skin of their teeth make it back to the States, where the bond of their friendship has grown even stronger.

That said, the enjoyment one derives from Ibiza is inevitably dependent on whether or not the audience has grown tired of this formula. It's a decent movie in terms of the acting; Gillian Jacobs basically brings her character Mickey from the Netflix show Love to this movie. But the romcom aspect comes off as a little too forced and a little too convenient. Overall, it's a tired premise that we've seen before; older teens and adults can find better.

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