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Playing It Cool

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Cheerful cast saves lackluster romcom; lots of sex talk.

Movie R 2015 94 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

Too much sex and usage of “balls”, “dick”, “penis”, and “boobies”

Too much sex for me. The Main characters have sex. A man makes oral sex in his car. There is some scenes of sex in a bed under the sheets. Lots of sexual jokes and sex talk. The use of words like “balls”, ”dick”, “blow job”, “penis” and “boob” Lots of heavy and hot kissing scenes which are mostly naked or with implied nudity. Lots of swearing. Seductive women and implied that men are being seduced by women with big breasts and sexy revealing clothing. Girl sucking lip and finger implying she is suggesting sex and oral sexual activities.

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Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

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The main storyline doesn't quite work, the movie's smaller character interactions are charmingly funny. The cast genuinely seems to enjoy one another's company (especially Evans and Anthony Mackie, of Captain America and the Falcon fame). They contribute a laid-back quality that helps the rest of the movie go down fairly easy, even if it will soon be forgotten.

Playing It Cool seems to be an attempt to go "meta" on the romantic comedy genre, with a screenwriter and all his writer friends talking about all the genre's shopworn twists and turns as the movie goes along. The problem is that the movie actually uses those old shopworn twists and turns, straight-faced, without irony. The idea seems to be that true love trumps all screenwriting conventions, but while the chemistry between Evans and Monaghan is friendly and easygoing, it hardly seems adoring, burning, or passionate.

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