Parents' Guide to

Miss You Already

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Unflinching look at friendship in the face of cancer.

Movie PG-13 2015 112 minutes
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age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 11+

age 10+


I thought this was fairly appropriate and very heartwarming and sweet

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Moving, frustrating, and ultimately affecting, Miss You Already is anchored by strong performances from Barrymore and Collette. Milly and Jess feel authentically bound to each other as best friends, even as they lurch further and further apart. But the film's biggest achievement might be reframing what it means to be a cancer patient: Collette plays Milly as refreshingly brazen and openly emotional; she's not stuck with kind of saintly cliches that have afflicted previous cinematic cancer sufferers.

Some of movie's drama borders on the melodramatic (hello, Beaches!), and at times it feels like the audience is being directed to feel something specific rather than being allowed to experience their own genuine emotions. But Miss You Already is still an engaging story about lifelong friends.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: November 6, 2015
  • On DVD or streaming: March 1, 2016
  • Cast: Toni Collette , Drew Barrymore
  • Director: Catherine Hardwicke
  • Inclusion Information: Female directors, Female actors, Bisexual actors
  • Studio: Embargo Films
  • Genre: Drama
  • Topics: Friendship
  • Run time: 112 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: thematic content, sexual material and some language
  • Last updated: June 19, 2023

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