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Parents' Guide to

Just Married

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Immature and annoying; the jokes are tired.

Movie PG-13 2003 95 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 13+

Out of touch and shallow jokes

The 2 main actors of the movie frankly are pretty terrible people, no one to look up to. Both have unreasonable expectations of marriage and what it means to be a partner to someone, which is presented in the movie through various sexist and quite passé modes of thinking (Ashton asks Britney Murphy to name everyone she has slept with, American-centric thinking being "correct" and European countries being "backward") The comedy isn't out there enough to be absurd, therefore comes off as offensive and paints the 2 characters as very flat shallow people, almost childlike.
age 9+


Fine, boring start but it begins to get good when they go on the honeymoon.

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Kids say (14 ):

There's a reason that they call comedies like this one "sophomoric." It is because they are designed to appeal to high school sophomores who are just beginning to go out on dates. For the girls, there is a happy-ever-after love story with a wedding and it is even emphasized throughout the movie that the couple is very young, which makes it even more romantic -- if you are very young yourself. For the guys, there is that hit-on-the-head-style comedy of excruciation, with jokes on such always-reliable topics as a rich lady named Pussy, huge, electrical marital aids, body cavity searches, getting hit on the nose, getting hit on the head, and getting hit on the head again.

Murphy and Kutcher are cute together. They became a real-life couple while making this movie and their chemistry comes across on the screen. But JUST MARRIED relies too much on Murphy's twinkly laugh and Kutcher's goofy grin to cover up the tired jokes. Tom and Sarah are immature and annoying. At one point, in a crowded plane, they announce that they aren't talking to each other any more and the other passengers applaud. The audience felt the same way.

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