Parents' Guide to

The Last Summer

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

So-so teen romcom has cursing, alcohol, sex.

Movie NR 2019 109 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

My Review

There was a lot of inappropriate things happening. There is a lot of drinking and smoking. They use the f-word. I was a bit uncomfortable, but that is my opinion.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 16+

Do you remember "Singles" from the 90's .... with the great soundtrack?

Very "sex" themed in seeing how much you can score after graduation. After seeing the boy fumble with the condom wrapper I felt like this was WAY beyond a 13 year old's experience and the couple who is about to get it on in the living room when her dad comes home drunk and sits by them while they are still naked under a blanket. I'm not sure why I have to hear the F-bomb throughout the movie. I suppose this is how high schoolers talk nowadays and my daughter is numb to it, but it's a slow burning show about high school life.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (11):

Some engaging performances and thoughtful storylines get lost in this mixed bag of overpopulated teen clichés, one-note characters, and silly situations. Teen viewers can decide for themselves whether or not the characters and the situations ring true. The most original relationship -- between an insecure teen and the little girl she cares for -- results in truly meaningful growth for both of them. When two socially stunted smart boys launch affairs with grown-up women, it's both funny and unsavory, just as it would have been if it were young girls being seduced by older men. The central romance between Griffin and Phoebe is predictable yet satisfying. Unfortunately, the "boy-loses-girl" segment raises the issue of kids dealing with parents' infidelity, a sensitive topic that is given little attention here. Too many stories, so little time.

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