Parents' Guide to

Someone Great

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Spirited buddy comedy with alcohol, drugs, sex, language.

Movie R 2019 92 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 13+

My mom thinks differently

My mom lets me watch stuff that’s R, but she seemed to think it was really inappropriate. Honestly, it is. But even though I’m 13, I’ve heard all of this (and worse) before. Most teens have to. Let them watch this.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 11+

Great movie! Good for pre-teens and teens!

I think that this movie is a great movie first and foremost . And I think that it has a lot of positive good things in it. Their are are some things that include drugs or swears or even just having a glass of wine. But I think as long as you watch the movie with your child or teenager it will be fine. To me completely honest my twins ( Anna and Mateo ) ( age: 12 ) are exposed to stuff like that allready like at school the kids are constantly talking about that stuff. I think that this movie is a really good example of what you want your life to look like and to give kids a glimpse of what your life could be or what is could also be. I think that you should definitely watch this with your kids. I think that maybe 12 and up is a good age. I think that it also has a lot of positive role models in it. And also for all the parents out their reading this review it is a really great movie.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8):
Kids say (7):

Gina Rodriguez, DeWanda Wise, and Brittany Snow light up this familiar but feisty testament to the value of enduring friendships and "growing up" by the age of 30. In Someone Great, her feature film debut, writer-director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson has a firm grasp on the contemporary social scene, with all of its excesses, challenges, and cultural landmarks. Blessed with a dynamite leading cast who seem to be enjoying every moment, Robinson finds some gems among the supporting actors, as well -- Jaboukie Young-White, Peter Vack, and Rebecca Naomi Jones are all standouts. And it's refreshing to see the young male characters played with a positive spin; they evolve, care, and struggle just as their female counterparts do. Also noteworthy is the fact that so many members of the filmmaking team are women: cinematographer, editor, production designer, art director. Raunchy, funny, and heartwarming, the movie is a nice addition to the burgeoning films (many on Netflix) that keep women in the comedy game.

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