Parents' Guide to

Nature Calls

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Forgettable, raunchy scouting comedy isn't for young kids.

Movie R 2012 85 minutes
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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

A Great Comedy, But Not For Very Young Kids

This is a great family comedy for kids and parents of about 13 years old. My kids are 12 and 14, and they thought that this was the best. As there is quite a lot f swearing and drinking drugs and smoking it's not the best movie for families with young children, but okay for mature tweens and all teens. There is some sex involved, but no real sex scene. There is some gore and violence, but nothing that the average teen hasn't seen in the Hunger Games or Divergent. Quite a lot of swearing, but OK for secondary school kids, because they've heard it all before. It's overall, an Ok movie for tweens and teens but for much younger viewers it's advised not to watch without going through it yourself first. Hope this helped influence your decision.It's a great movie.

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Too much swearing

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Oswalt, so good in Young Adult and on Showtime's The United States of Tara gets nothing from Nature Calls' flat, forgettable script. It's a shame he signed up to do something that's so embarrassing to his comedic abilities. This is lowbrow humor that actually has a promising early premise, but it goes south quickly and never recovers. How the director found parents willing to let their young sons be in this crass a comedy is befuddling.

Although Riggle and Knoxville are a duo made in fraternity-boy heaven, and O'Neal is a sight for sore eyes in his minor role, it's a waste that such a funny performer should have his last performance be in such a tasteless mess of a movie.

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