Parents' Guide to

The Week Of

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Raunchy comedy about dad throwing a wedding for daughter.

Movie NR 2018 116 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 18+

This should be rated R

I was extremely upset about this movie! It shows an age rating of pg13 and my 13 year olds love Adam Sandler. When we watched it, however, it was fully of sexual scenes, and nudity. At one point, a girl is also seen putting lipstick one with a lipstick in the shape of a penis in a church, there is a long scene with strippers, a scene with people having sex on a desk, talks of masterbating in a vacuum. We tried skipping the inappropriate parts but they would show up randomly and made it hard to ensure my kids were not seeing inappropriate things. We finally just turned the movie off.
age 8+

My family and I love this movie! It’s well written and very funny!!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (10 ):

The first eight minutes of this movie are filled with overacting, bad writing, and stereotypical characters and situations, forcing one to wonder how such a thing ever got made. The answer? Co-writer and star Sandler has a four-picture deal with Netflix, and this is item number four on the countdown to contract fulfillment. Sandler reportedly so much enjoyed the experience of making movies that didn't have to generate ticket sales that he re-upped for another four with the streaming service.

Sandler delivers many of his lines in an exaggerated New York accent, at a high-pitched squawk reminiscent of Gilbert Gottfried. Many moments in The Week Of are clever rather than funny: A man looks under the door of a restroom stall, sees no legs and wants to go in, unaware it's occupied by a legless man, and Steve Buscemi nibbles from a Toblerone bar as big as a go-kart. Here's hoping Sandler, Rock, and the rest of the cast and crew had a good time while making this, because it's doubtful anyone seeing it will.

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