All member reviews for Sleeping Beauty (2011)

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Common Sense Media says

Creepy erotic drama about sedated girls has little meaning.

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(out of 6 reviews)
AGE
17
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Kid, 10 years old June 9, 2012
AGE
18
QUALITY
 

My Mother said it was..............

My mother said it was ridiculous, she said there was way to much sex and it was a total waste of her time and money!!! >:(
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written bycerealkiller189 April 14, 2012
AGE
13
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Amazing film.

Saw this last week.Its a very well made film however the sex scenes were unfavorable and unnessecary.Maybe the lot of you would be better suited to check out American Reunion.
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Too much sex
Adult Written byAli Raza April 4, 2012
AGE
17
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useless for all

whole movie is the waste of time , ,
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much sex
Parent Written bySkellboy March 24, 2012
AGE
15
QUALITY
 

The page review does not do the film justice.

I think this review in particular has missed the point of the film entirely. It isn't just pure titillation and the one-central plot point of Lucy becoming a Sleeping Beauty. While the themes are sexually based, the message is more focused on the objectification of women and how Lucy is so completely unencumbered by her own encounters outside of the job. If you look at it from her point of view, she lives a lifestyle already detrimental to her well-being, and she has no understanding of what goes on when she falls asleep, all she knows is that she gets paid. This isn't even completely about the men in the film. While there are perverted pigs like the second gentleman we see with Lucy in her sleeping state, we see softer men, like the first who has a soliloquy based on "The thirtieth year". His performance alone puts Lucy's job into question for the viewer. Some men are doing this for their own personal, deeper reasons. However, the themes do extend to dark areas such as Lucy's indifference to her sexual partner, having her decision made for her by the flip of a coin, and her debilitating drug use. It's all about context. In any other film, yes, the atmosphere and mood conveyed through the themes would mean condemnation and brandings of pornography or titillation, however there is just, something, about this film, and the obvious depth yet subtle lack of personality to Lucy's character which creates a juxtaposition. The viewer never knows what Lucy is thinking, and her motives remain unclear for the length of the film. However, 2 stars is simply wrong for this movie. If you think it's boring, go and watch an action film. This is art, clear and unrestricted, and to brand or even review it as anything else is ignorant.
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Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 17 years old Written byQueenOfSerpents February 11, 2012
AGE
18
QUALITY
 

Horrible

It's a bad movie and has absolutely no plot...
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 12 years old January 4, 2012
AGE
18
QUALITY
 

Don't bother.

I know someone who's watched it and said it was rubbish. Too much nudity and it's gross the way old men pay to look at nude women and touch them. The drugs thing is also a bad message. I do wonder what some people think of Emily Browning. She's a pretty actress but she seems to go for movies like this.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking