John Dies at the End

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Oddball horror/fantasy has gore, fake drugs, monsters.

R 2013 99 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 18+

Homoerotic, pro-drug, bullying spree.

I wrote a 2 page review on this but my phone crashed . The review title covers my main concerns. Contrary to other reviews : There is excessive nudity but no actual sex. Unless you consider homosexual petting as a sexual position . Juxaposing this graphic imagery was the mockery of the sacred : Places of worship , sobriety , pet care, logic, lawfulness, respect towards your fellow man , diplomacy, turn signals , capitalism , etc. Playing the movie out of order only added to the convoluted mess .

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 12+

A Fun movie

This movie was not only funny but perfectly okay for children wanting to see a grown up movie. So if you have a 12 year old I recommend this!

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