The Rental

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Sharp horror-thriller about human behavior and technology.

R 2020 88 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 4 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 5+

Kind of boring

I let my kids watch it, but they stayed playing on their phones the whole time. The stuff they see in real life is way worse! Plus they can watch anything they want on their phones. Kids won't even want to watch it. It drags on. Most kids like action movies or comedies. This was a drag.

This title has:

Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 16+

Not for Kids and Not Really for Anyone Else Either...

This movie casts itself as having to do with life and technology but in reality it is just a poorly written, poorly acted, and passably edited movie about one dimensional characters who go through no changes in the arc of the story. The only thing remotely about technology in the movie is that there are hidden cameras which capture the 'action' (ie the cheating between one of the husbands and the other wife) and cause turmoil in the marriages when the cheating becomes known to the respective partners. Hidden cameras are not new just more prevalent. Drinking, drugs (MDMA/Ecstasy), and cheating sex take a central role in the story. The drugs and sex are central to the plot. The taking of the ecstasy is seen as something that you just do while everybody gets drunk. When 1/2 of the 2 couples go to bed the other two (the remaining husband and wife from separate marriages) kiss in the hot tub and have sex in the shower. I would not bother watching it and would not recommend it for children.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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