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My Fake Boyfriend

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Virtual boyfriend helps man move forward; language, sex.

Movie R 2022 90 minutes
My Fake Boyfriend

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The cast of My Fake Boyfriend is an energetic and likable bunch and their collective charm and enthusiasm makes this far more watchable than it has any right to be. It feels like one of those wacky episodes of a Sprouse twin Disney channel sitcom in which the plucky protagonists come up with wild ideas that just get everyone into trouble.

This time the 90-minute run-time stretches way past credulity and the audience's patience. The familiarity might be why Sprouse seems so at home as someone who was creative and smart enough to have hatched an absurd scheme yet is also dumb enough to see the virtue in maintaining the hoax. Lonsdale does what he needs to do, but he has the least flashy role, the nice guy who isn't that great at dating but truly wants to be in love. The obvious solution to Andrew's problem is for him to tell Rafi he's broken up with the virtual Cristiano. But no one think of that.

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