Parents' Guide to

Not Cool

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Crass coming-of-age tale is full of profanity, sex jokes.

Movie NR 2014 92 minutes
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age 15+

Based on 4 parent reviews

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age 13+

loved it

I'm 15 years old, I watched this since I was 11. In my opinion a kid can watch it based on maturity. You have to have a good and dark sense of humor to actually enjoy this movie though. There are a lot of drugs and sexual jokes which I love cause that's humour style. But if that isn't you I suggest moving along. :)

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (10 ):

NOT COOL is what happens when you make a movie that's curiously devoid of human connection. It lacks what movies such as American Pie or Superbad arguably have: a warmth and nostalgia for a certain kind of coming of age as well as more believable relationships. Here, nearly every character is out for him or herself, awash in a pose of trendy quippy-ness, ironic detachment, and mean-spiritedness that keeps everyone one-dimensional. Plus, the jokes aren't funny; they are racist, sexist, homophobic, or gross as a general rule.

Teens who like comedies in this vein may find a few vulgarly funny jokes to keep them interested, but unless they're prepping for a film major and want to learn the ins and outs of how not to do raunch, there's virtually nothing of substance, comedically or otherwise, to glean here.

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