Parents' Guide to

Some Kind of Beautiful

By Amanda Nojadera, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Painfully clichéd romcom is full of sex and profanity.

Movie R 2015 99 minutes
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There's nothing beautiful about this painfully predictable romantic comedy, except for the picturesque shots of Cambridge and Los Angeles. Not only is the lack of chemistry between Brosnan (once again playing a suave womanizer) Hayek excruciating to watch, but it's unfortunate that her most memorable scene is when Olivia imitates orgasms while walking through an elementary school. There are some tender moments between fathers and sons here, but the rushed, formulaic plot makes the positive messages come across as clichéd. While this certainly isn't SOME KIND OF BEAUTIFUL movie, it certainly is some kind of awful mess.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: August 21, 2015
  • On DVD or streaming: December 1, 2015
  • Cast: Pierce Brosnan , Jessica Alba , Salma Hayek
  • Director: Tom Vaughan
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors, Latino actors, Middle Eastern/North African actors
  • Studio: Lionsgate
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 99 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: language, sexual content, some nudity and drug use
  • Last updated: December 27, 2023

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