Parents' Guide to

My Future Boyfriend

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Sweet time-travel love story is a fun choice for teens.

Movie PG-13 2012 76 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 10+

nice ABC Family Film.

cute movie. I did not hear bad language.

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age 11+

Bland but not bad

I hesitated to let my 11 year old daughter watch this after seeing the commonsense rating. I should not have. It was totally appropriate - not one thing that made me cringe. I suppose if you child does not yet know what sex is and you're not ready to explain, you should avoid it in order to avoid tough questions. Otherwise, there's nothing objectionable.

Is It Any Good?

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Part sci-fi, part comedy, but mostly just fantasy, My Future Boyfriend is a lighthearted spin on modern romance and the enduring pull of true love. In any other hands, the far-fetched story would be too hokey to consider, but fortunately Watson and Rue are a delightful odd couple, and it's easy and fun to get wrapped up in their unjaded relationship. If you can set aside your sense of reality, you might just be inspired by this tale of unlikely love and the positive light in which it casts healthy romantic relationships.

That said, the movie isn't one to share with younger family members, as it contains multiple references to sex. Part of Pax's appeal is his naïvete about love and romance, but with that comes an insatiable curiosity about the sex that he finds detailed in Elizabeth's book. Although the movie limits the physical contact to kissing, the persistent references to sex, combined with Elizabeth's obvious discomfort in dodging the sensitive topic, will get tweens' gears turning, so it's best to save this one for teens and up.

Movie Details

  • On DVD or streaming: March 6, 2012
  • Cast: Fred Willard, Sara Rue
  • Studio: GAIAM
  • Genre: Romance
  • Run time: 76 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • Last updated: February 25, 2022

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