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To Russia with Love

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Dull, confusing romcom has drinking and some language.

Movie NR 2022 115 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

I think it’s even funnier if you watch this at 1.5x speed! Great cultural video of Dipolog City and Russia. had some scenes inappropriate for children.

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Confusion and ineptitude are this well-meaning movie's overarching theme. The romantic protagonists of To Russia with Love are attractive enough but they cannot overcome the shortcomings of the director and script, both of which fail them at every turn. Why does the action begin with a harvest? What are they harvesting? What does it have to do with the rest of the plot? Why is a guest at a wedding wearing a jumpsuit and parachute? When he takes a kayak trip, is he a tourist? If he isn't, why does he need the tour guide? Nothing develops plot-wise from minutes spent on a man's flat tire. So why include it?

The same lack of explication leaves us at sea when the location shifts to Russia. A woman covered in wires and motion detectors lies on a bed. Why? How did a young woman die? How did her mother die? Why is a man pretending to be ill? Suggestions at the end that someone is not who he appears to be make absolutely no sense, to an almost comic degree.

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