Parents' Guide to

The Lost Lotteries

By JK Sooja, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Shallow heist comedy has violence, peril, strong language.

Movie NR 2022 106 minutes
The Lost Lotteries movie poster: Thai man center squats in front of 5 Thai friends all striking poses as money flies around them

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There are some funny moments here, but sometimes the violence (particularly toward women) outweighs the intended humor. Thus, mileage will vary for viewers of The Lost Lotteries, as some of the violence might be a bit much for some. The way the violence is portrayed might have made more sense if the film was animated, but then again, maybe not. But this illustrates the way the violence is handled. For example, after her husband leaves her while pregnant, a mother tries to kill herself by drinking bathroom cleaner, but the scene is "presented" comically. As are other scenes that show young women repeatedly being punched in the face, kneed in the stomach, and groped and sexually assaulted.

Additionally, because of all the "comical" violence, there's never a real sense of threat or danger or consequence to the violence for the main characters or the villains. While this provides a sense of chaos to the proceedings, it also makes the film seem at best random and at worst illogical.

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