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Parents' Guide to

Only You

By Stefan Pape, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Romantic drama on the challenges of conception; sex scenes.

Movie NR 2019 119 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 1 parent review

age 17+

Good values, gratuitous sex

It's a good story about two people who love each other and are faithful to one another. The want a child but she isn't able to have one. He sticks with her nonetheless. The relationship starts with casual sex but becomes serious. Many of the sex scenes seemed unnecessary. I realize many teens and even preteens are exposed to a lot of screen sex, but in my view it is better to wait to the late teens for this type of material.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This film is awkward at times, it's heartbreaking in others, and beautifully mawkish too -- but it's never not real. Only You is director Harry Wootliff's first feature film, but is fully deserving of its BAFTA nomination for Outstanding Debut. Through the characters of Jake and Elena, we're presented a strikingly naturalistic take on modern romance. The chemistry between the leads is undeniable. The way Jake looks at Elena with so much love and admiration is a masterclass in acting, but it's also displayed in his subtle sense of blissful idealism. Costa matches her co-star at every turn with a complex, internalized display, as her inner conflicts are delicately explored.

It's a testament to Wootliff's screenplay that the dialogue is so natural it seems improvised. It truly feels we're on this same journey with the protagonists. The movie's authenticity never once compromises on the cinematic quality, which is visually impressive. It also features one of the best father-son conversations since Call Me By Your Name. Only You is an honest portrayal of the difficulties and challenges couples face in today's world.

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