Morris from America

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Warm father-son coming-of-age comedy has edgy material.

R 2016 91 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 1 review

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age 16+

Believe the R rating

Don't be fooled by the fact that the main character is 13 and has a sweet baby face. While the kid himself is innocent enough, and very likeable, he gets involved with a girl who's a couple years older and WAY wiser. The kid wisely rejects the ecstasy he's offered, but is later seen smoking pot and drinking with college-age kids. And then there are the sexual references, present in the rap lyrics the kid sings and elsewhere. Granted, the father has a talk with the kid about the inappropriateness of his lyrics, but his reasoning for the inappropriateness is not quite what I'd hope for. The father also calls a phone sex line, and though you can't tell if he actually enjoys it, there is some very explicit language from the woman on the other end. Long story short, we felt uncomfortable watching this with our kids and wished we had heeded the R rating. It's there for a reason.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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