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Last Christmas

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age 16+

Good movie but some language issues to be aware of

There is one scene that shows some adults conversing about how a mans private part is the same as the name Dick, and about being nailed to a mans private part. In another scene a character gets pooped on by a bird and she uses the "s" word to describe the bird and what it's doing several times.

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Too much swearing
age 2+

It's a shame for Emma Thompson to accept a role like this.

The film begins in Yugoslavia in 1999 with a children's choir song in English. That would be Ok for a Hollywood love comedy. Still, with Emma Thompson in the front row of the audience, a children's choir in Yugoslavia would be expected to sing in Serbian (Croatia had already separated from Yugoslavia at the time). A siren and a bomb would also be expected to be heard, as NATO bombed Yugoslavia in 1999. The siren was not heard, the children's choir finished the song in English. The plot moves to London, where Emma Thomson utters sentences in Slovak ( the Czech Republic and Slovakia are pretty far from Yugoslavia, and Slovakian sounded quite weird there, or it is the quality of movie where it is just not important which of East European languages is uttered - as long as it sounds exotic). After that, Emma Tomoson, whose identity has still not been established - but something like from the former Yugoslavia, possibly a Croat (because is it more socially acceptable than being a Serb?), got scared of the KGB. As people with basic education know, the KGB belonged to the Soviet Union and had nothing to do with Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia was not even a part of the Eastern Bloc. ..and who, except Emma, could be scared of KGB 1999??! The role of Emma Thompson is shamefully stretched further, where she tries to establish the identity of a Croat (who fled Yugoslavia in 1999?! She fled from NATO bombs? She could not escape to Croatia?!) I loved Emma Thomson and was expecting a wonderful Christmas movie like "Love Actually," but this movie is not watchable. It is a shame for Emma Thompson to accept such a role.
age 14+

Last Christmas - Lost Christmas

Amazing how many people still line up to see Christmas movies. This one is yet another of those so-called Christmas ‘holiday season ‘movies that are as much about Christmas as that Bonny Bouncing Bunny is to Easter. It’s somewhat of a ‘La La Land’ wanna-be, without the easygoing feel and charm that one at least offered. Some of the dialogue and situations are crass and the sleep-around, female ‘Christmas Elf’’, didn’t help whatsoever. This thankless girl is actually cared for – but does she deserve it? The sudden turn to being a supernatural feel good/bad fantasy surprise --was a bit of a difficult twist to take-- especially amongst all the rather superficial PC philosophising being shovelled around like the fake ‘santa’ snow in the gutters of ole London. The cast tried but with the sour- treacle script reaching for heights it didn’t quite earn, it was mostly uphill. Maybe fine for the easily pleased or woke ‘idealists’. A movie based on a song, with other songs in the background that didn’t quite fit the subject.
age 13+

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Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 11+

age 13+

love it!

this movie is great! i think kids for 13 years can see it.

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Great messages
Great role models
age 13+

The movie is quite good and shows reality of today, although the comedy is mostly not for someone who doesnt know what happened in the croatia/yugoslavia war. My Croatian friend was dying of laughter because of the swearing.
age 16+

Completely mislabeled and poorly written

Last Christmas is being advertised as a romantic comedy. It has a few funny parts and some romance, but this is definitely NOT a romantic comedy. I would describe it more as a drama with a schizophrenic dark and disturbing twist at the end. I did like the message from the main character about how helping people brings us happiness, but the rest of the film is just very poorly written. Thankfully the main character works through this, but she is promiscuous and basically a jerk at the beginning of the movie. This creates material that is not appropriate for young children. I like both of the actors of the two main characters, but they had little to work with in the storyline.

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Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 13+

Fresh holiday treat

Last Christmas is breathe of fresh holiday air because of its vibrant cast and captivating storyline. The two leads are fantastic and the plot is very well thought out. Things aren’t always what they appear to be and they certainly aren’t here, which is why it’s so refreshing. Content wise, there’s some sexual jokes, kissing scenes, and fairly mild profanity. Nothing a 13 year old or older can’t handle.

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Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 13+

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Great messages