Parents' Guide to

The Laws of Thermodynamics

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

So-so subtitled romcom has sex, nudity, cursing.

Movie NR 2018 100 minutes
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This movie has a lot going for it on paper: a meet-cute, an opposites-attract couple, a quirky gimmick that applies laws of physics to human relationships, and an attractive, talented cast. Unfortunately, the gimmick in The Laws of Thermodynamics of cutting back and forth between "talking head" experts who explain the science and the story of Manel and Elena's romance pretty quickly bogs down and starts to feel overused. Add to that a script that plays mostly as mildly funny and offers few real laughs, and the movie stays pretty firmly in "OK, not great" territory.

Teen interest is most likely in the sex and nudity. Those and the profanity make it best for oldest teens mature enough to handle the adult situations and sexuality.

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