The Upside

Movie review by Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Charming Hart/Cranston disability dramedy glorifies pot use.

PG-13 2019 125 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 12 reviews

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age 17+

Not for kids!

Beware! Not for kids or young teens. We started to watch this with our 12 and 14 year olds and had to shut it off during the prostitute scene. This was after the men getting high on marijuana, quite a bit of swearing, the erection and "porn" jokes, a flashback of a woman breathing heavily during lovemaking, and the conversation: "what do you like?" "women ... sleeping ... sleeping with women". I wish I had read more reviews before choosing it for movie night. I found it while searching for "inspirational movies for families" - umm, that would be a "no"!!!

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 12+

Great movie

Touching movie. It does show drug use but as a whole it shows real life and the change that can happen when someone cares. Loved it!

This title has:

Great messages
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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