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Regular Show: The Movie

Movie review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
Regular Show: The Movie Movie Poster Image
Animated BFFs' quirky time-travel story has some violence.
  • NR
  • 2015
  • 69 minutes

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 7 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages

This movie isn't out to impart any wisdom or positive messages to viewers; it banks on its creative animation and quirky characters to keep fans' interest. It's far-fetched and a little bizarre, but it is entertaining. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

The story's protagonist is driven by revenge and is willing to destroy everything and everyone in his path to exact it on Rigby. Rigby acts on selfishness at a few points but finally makes amends when he realizes the scope of his mistakes. 


Some scenes show people using blasters and causing explosions that vaporize their marks. Fistfights include punching, hitting, and kicking. A man is decapitated, but there's no gore, and the fact that his body continues to walk around makes it funnier than it is disturbing. Lots of threatening talk such as "I'm gonna kill him."  


A male character is shown nude from behind. Another's man breasts flop in his face during a hand-to-hand skirmish. 


"Stupid" and "butt." 


This movie joins an existing TV series of the same name. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that, much like Regular Show, Regular Show: The Movie is full of far-fetched scenarios and story tangents. There's a lot of cartoon violence, including some fistfights, explosions, the use of hand-held blasters, and the disintegration of some characters. Language is marginal ("stupid," "butt," and the like), and the characters sometimes act on selfish or vengeful urges. That said, a main character realizes when his actions affect others in a negative way and attempts to set things right in the end. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byMarvelPugs December 28, 2018

Woah dude

Best animated movie that's not a superhero movie
Parent of a 17 year old Written byButt head doofus November 24, 2018

The butt review

Regular show movie is very good, the only bad thing is some cartoon guns and violence.
Kid, 12 years old December 1, 2015


It's violent! Yet an awesome movie based on an awesome show. 3rd best show ever! Also, Muscle man can be seen naked (disturbing) Yours, Goatworlds
Teen, 13 years old Written byMoviesTZ March 12, 2016

What's the story?

REGULAR SHOW: THE MOVIE catches up with best friends Mordecai (voiced by J.G. Quintel) and Rigby (William Salyers) as they're visited by Rigby's future self, who brings a dire warning. Unbeknownst to them at the time, a high school science experiment went awry and created a "Timenado," opening portals throughout the world and sending civilization hurtling toward utter destruction. Now Mordecai and Rigby must travel back in time themselves, revisiting their old stomping grounds and eliminating the threat before it begins. Meanwhile an evil volleyball coach (Jason Mantzoukas) with an ax to grind with Rigby plots his own revenge on his high school nemesis.

Is it any good?

This movie is every bit as meandering and bizarre as is the TV series, which should please fans who like its creative animation and quirky characters. Aside from the cartoonish violence, it dials down iffy content that sometimes plagues the show. You definitely have to set aside your grasp of reality to really get into the story, but that's just part of the fun.

On a more cerebral level, Rigby's journey into his past presents him with an opportunity to change the course of his life, but it's at a cost. It's an interesting point to consider and could provide some talking points about setting and achieving goals and being resilient after unexpected forks in the road.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the appeal of fantasy cartoons such as this one. Why is it fun to imagine the world much differently from how it really is? In so doing, can you identify ways to make the real world better? 

  • If you had the opportunity to alter one aspect of your past, would you? How are we shaped by our experiences, both good and bad? 

  • Do popular TV shows always translate to enjoyable movies? What examples can you think of that have succeeded? That have failed? What shows would you like to see done in a longer format? 

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