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Oh, Ramona!

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Nerd grows up to be a player with women; sex, language.

Movie NR 2019 109 minutes
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age 16+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 14+


I couldn't even finish it. It's almost 2 hours of women sexualization, lazy cringey sex jokes (that includes at least 2 minute of a guy fingering food), the main character is insufferable just like all the other guys in the movie, they imply Ramona deserved to be beaten by her boyfriend because she treated the MC bad, he calls her a slut for not dating him, waay too many drugs jokes it's tiring, there's this long scene that's just them trying to make a joke out of fat-shaming and rape and it's disgusting. Even if you're okay with all this shit, it feels like it goes on for hours and nothing actually happens, it's just some guy having sex / making out with emotionally unavailable girls and then whining because they don't love him. I didn't watch it whole, all that I mentioned is just like half the movie. That being said, if I was a middle school misogynistic incel I'd probably think it was decent but boring af. I really wouldn't recommend it to anyone, I love watching bad movies for the cringe but this is just not worth it. In 1h45m you can watch 4 episodes of Naruto, at least 3 videos of the youtube guy that makes knives out of weird shit like milk, watch an Adam Sandler movie... whatever you want to do, it's gonna be better than watching this movie.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 17+

how is it possible to make a movie this bad?!

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say (1):

This is an annoyingly bad movie that sometimes is surprisingly engaging. Much of it is cringe-inducing. For example, a cluelessly geeky boy continues to pursue the school's prettiest and most sexually aggressive girl even though his ultimate humiliation is the only possible outcome. When the tables turn and we find him sympathetic, the girl is portrayed to be deeply and abidingly evil, so we wonder why he continues to go after someone who will clearly do her best to destroy him. Later, he seeks revenge -- he gets a cooler wardrobe and stops wearing his glasses -- playing a Casanova and, in effect, becomes as morally compromised as the girl he seeks to bring down.

Oh Ramona! may appeal to older teens who are also debating in their own lives decisions about sex, drugs, alcohol, and social situations, but they'll shudder at Andrei's continuing bad choices. Adding to an uneven, odd tone is the fact that a Romanian actor speaks English with an Americanized Romanian accent, idioms and all ("I gotta bounce"). For an Eastern European Romanian audience, this may reflect concerns about a growing youth movement toward adopting, for better or worse, Westernized habits, but for Americans, such subtleties will be lost.

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