Clever comedy about self-love, integrity; language, nudity.
No reviews yet.Add your rating
No reviews yet.Add your rating
Common Sense is a nonprofit organization. Your purchase helps us remain independent and ad-free.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.
Suggest an Update
A Lot or a Little?
The parents' guide to what's in this movie.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Seriously Red is a comedy about a woman (Krew Boylan) who tries to find happiness by becoming a Dolly Parton impersonator. Mature content includes strong language ("s--t," "f--k," and more), simulated sex scenes, partial nudity (bare breasts, in both sexual and nonsexual contexts), and sexual humor. But the film also focuses on the importance of friendship and developing integrity and genuine self-love.
There aren't any reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.
What's the Story?
SERIOUSLY RED follows Red (Krew Boylan), a woman who isn't happy with her current dead-end job and only finds happiness through Dolly Parton quotes and songs. After Red realizes that she can make a living as a Dolly Parton impersonator, she strives to find herself -- and happiness -- by living as Parton, eventually developing a relationship with a Kenny Loggins impersonator (Daniel Webber). But it takes making it to the top for Red to realize what she's lost along the way.
Is It Any Good?
Seriously Red is a fun film that cashes in on the zeitgeist's love for Dolly Parton while giving audiences an important lesson in self-love. Some jokes might feel energetically weird, such as Red (Boylan) being fired for inappropriately touching her co-workers (drunkenly grabbing men by their genitals) and said touching becoming a running joke. But most of the film is a story that can resonate with most audience members when it comes to learning self-love and appreciating yourself. The impersonations of Parton and Loggins are also quite good, selling the fantasy of Red and Kenny (Webber) being at the top of their game. Overall, Seriously Red can teach audiences about the power of self-love while making them laugh and relive their Parton nostalgia.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about Red's relationship with herself in Seriously Red. How does that relationship develop throughout the film? Why does Red look up to Dolly Parton?
How are queer characters represented in the film? Why are diverse representations important in the media?
What does Red learn about friendship during the film? How do characters demonstrate integrity?
- In theaters: February 10, 2023
- On DVD or streaming: February 10, 2023
- Cast: Krew Boylan, Daniel Webber, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Thomas Campbell
- Director: Gracie Otto
- Studio: Lionsgate
- Genre: Comedy
- Topics: Friendship, Music and Sing-Along
- Character Strengths: Integrity
- Run time: 104 minutes
- MPAA rating: R
- MPAA explanation: sexual content, nudity and some language
- Last updated: February 24, 2023
Our Editors Recommend
The Library That Dolly Built
Fun docu on entertainer's reading program promotes literacy.
Dolly Parton's Mountain Magic Christmas
Campy, faith-filled holiday special has that Dolly sparkle.
Dolly Parton: A Musicares Tribute
Tribute concert docu is best for diehard Dolly fans.
Dolly Parton: Here I Am
Inspiring celebrity docu has some mature themes.
For kids who love meaningful stories
Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.See how we rate