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Jerry and Marge Go Large

By Monique Jones, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Feel-good comedy focuses on teamwork, integrity; language.

Movie PG-13 2022 96 minutes
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This fun, gentle comedy focuses mainly on themes that families can easily discuss around the dinner table, including integrity, giving back, and the importance of family. It's also perfect if you want to watch a film that allows you to escape from the harsh realities of the news and see people come together for good rather than because of tragedy.

The performances in the film are good overall, but the strongest, unsurprisingly, comes from Cranston, who dials into the folksy charm needed to play a character like Jerry. As Marge, Bening is passable, but hers is the weakest character in the film. She's painfully underwritten as a bland, nice woman. While Cranston was able to find some nooks and crannies to dig into Jerry's characterization, Bening turns Marge into a smooth stone of a person. Still, the film does entertain and is likely to leave viewers with feel-good fuzzies.

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