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The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Family dysfunction with humor; mature themes, cursing.

Movie NR 2017 112 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

bad language and sex

This movie is great if you somehow filter out the bad language, including the f-word more times than I could count and the sex video in the movie. Ridiculous. Would have been just as good without the bad language and sex. I misread the review the first time around. We were watching it with our two exchange student boys age 16 and 17. Very embarrassing. So sad that Hollywood can't make decent movies without all the filth.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.
age 18+

for adults only

great movie - for adults! I am shocked by the 16 and up rating. This is a well written, well acted woody allen-ish nuanced movie but has a lot of nudity. I love it as an adult but as a parent there is no way - there is a subplot of a college freshman who makes films that show her completely naked, simulating sex and using the f word throughout the movie. It was actually a digression and the one weak spot in the film anyways but most definitely not appropriate for minors.

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (3):

In this dazzling, fast-paced, and quick-witted yet insightful movie, Noah Baumbach uses his distinctive style and offbeat wit to reveal a family whose love-hate relationships are riveting. Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller, usually cast in broadly comic roles, get to stand up and make movie magic with the formidable Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Marvel, and Emma Thompson, as well as a stellar featured cast. Grace Van Patten is delightful as Sandler's daughter, and Candice Bergen, Rebecca Miller, and Judd Hirsch show up for some juicy scenes. Baumbach, whose early triumph was The Squid and the Whale, once again finds humor in what is usually tragic, and tragedy in what is usually funny. Plus, it's obvious that he has a wonderful gift working with the often-unexpected actors he selects. The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) is highly recommended for those who like the "fun" in dysfunction.

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