The Oranges

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Mature dramedy doesn't deliver on interesting premise.

R 2012 92 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 18+

Based on 1 review

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age 15+

Iffy for 16+ crowd!!!

I saw this movie recently and it was not bad, but not that great either. It's very cliche having a young college aged woman named Nina (Leighton Meester) fall for a grown married man named David (Hugh Laurie). Nothing new there. She betrays her childhood best friend Vanessa (Alia Shawkat) by getting involved with her father and pretty much making both sides of the families feel uncomfortable. Meanwhile, Nina's ex-boyfriend who cheated on her at a party is trying to win her back and her mother tries to set her up with David's son Toby (Adam Brody) which also doesn't work out as planned. The film isn't that funny, just a lot of cliche moments in a dysfunctional family setting. However, Leighton Meester was great and the cast was excellent. Language is strong throughout like any R-rated film...several f-words, sh*t and more. Violence is not bad - some slapping, arguing, angry woman in a car crashes into x-mas decorations on a lawn. Sexual content isn't too bad but has a young woman and older man kissing, they get a motel at one point, 2 pairs of feet shown under covers (sex implied), another young woman tells another married man to sleep with her but she's being sarcastic, boyfriend cheats on girlfriend at a party (nothing shown), couple of crude jokes throughout - one being a remark about Nina sucking "old balls" in referral to dating an older man.. Some drinking and drug use including the use of a marijuana pipe used twice. Content not suitable for anyone under 16!!!

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age 18+

"Chaos could actually lead to happiness"?

A bit disappointed in this review. I haven't seen the film, but the plot line is inappropriate for both children and young adults. Fidelity in marriage is becoming more and more of a rarity, and films like these further confuse those already struggling to be loyal and do the right thing. Just my two cents.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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