The Breaker Upperers

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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age 16+

Outrageous buddy comedy has swearing, sex, drug use.

NR 2019 82 minutes

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age 16+

Funny, But Rating Is What's On The Tin...

Netflix lists this movie as rated "Mature" and categorizes it as a "Late Night Comedy," which means there is sexual/mature content... The intended audience is people in their late twenties to early forties based on a lot of the jokes and references, but I believe there is a lot of great humor for people from all generations beyond just 80's-90's kids. There's a brief scene at a bachelorette/hen party, including penis hats. References to sex between a woman in her 30's/40's and a 17-year-old. The two main characters put on a (very tame) strip show for another woman. There is definitely a lot of swearing and creative sexual innuendo/jokes. Despite all of the sex jokes/situations, people generally keep their underwear on. There are several drug references (cocaine and marijuana) and lots of drinking. I think of this movie as a New Zealand "Bridesmaids." The plot is different, but the humor is in the same vein and one of the main characters looks a lot like Kristen Wiig. It's definitely not a movie that's for everybody, as it has a specific and very Kiwi sense of humor. Personally, I found it hilarious, but, in my opinion, the funniest parts are in the Netflix trailer.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

y i k e s

I was SHOCKED by the presence of sex in this movie. My family wanted a fun lighthearted Netflix movie and were taken aback when within about 15 minutes, main characters were having sex. I don't doubt its production value, but the movie centers around poor behaviors and therefore lacks much of a storyline.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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