Parents' Guide to

Single All the Way

By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Kissing, mild language in sweet holiday romcom.

Movie NR 2021 101 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

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age 4+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 2+

Best Christmas movie of 2021. A real family with real people.

This is exactly how families should be. Real. Open. Loving. Funny.
age 2+

Family at its best

Lovely family romantic comedy. Family coming together at Christmas... A play in peril... Everyone coming together to help it succeed! The son is single and family fix him up... Enda up with his best friend who write childrens books about cute dogs... and they end uo moving to be nearer his family. Incredibly wholesome, traditional family values of kindness, making the family bigger, celebrating eacher other. No sex, no violence, no swearing. I'd watch with any age!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This romcom is pleasant, sweet, and wholesome, but also pretty immediately forgettable. Handsome, charismatic stars Michael Urie and Philemon Chambers play gay besties and housemates who discover they are actually in love in Single All the Way. There's a bit of funny snark at the film's opening, and some topical humor about the Homosexual Gay TV network (HGTV -- a "kind of" porn), or being an "Insta-gay," "guncle," and "FOMO-sexual." But once the men leave LA for small-town New Hampshire and Christmas holidays with their affluent and loving extended family, the film flattens out into formulaic blandness. It's like a Christmas cookie without the frosting.

Single All the Way looks and feels like other Netflix romcoms you've probably already seen, and the movie's poster is an unabashed copy of Love Actually's. It's probably a great sign that a gay romcom feels so conventional or familiar, and this one is decidedly targeted at a mainstream audience, but it could have been more. The ensemble cast has no shortage of gifted actors, led by Kathy Najimy as mom, Schitt's Creek alum Jennifer Robertson as big sis, Barry Bostwick as solid dad, and Jennifer Coolidge as the flamboyant "gays-love-me" aunt. Watch for a cameo by Najimy's hilarious singer-husband Dan Finnerty as well.

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