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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
"The truth, like a dead fish, finds its way to the surface."
Positive Role Models
Jen and Shanti are best friends, sometimes devoted to one another and sometimes ready to wrestle in the sand over nothing. They often seem incompetent and unable to move forward. Their husbands are clueless and selfish.
Violence & Scariness
Two best friends get angry and wrestle in the sand, but they see the humor and end up laughing. In the effort to sideline the nasty younger woman flirting with Elvis, Jen and Shanti drug her drink, but a thirsty young child downs it instead and goes directly to sleep. A young teen is hit in the testicles while playing tennis. When later seen, he has wet his pants from the pain. An off-screen car crash puts two women in the hospital, but they don't seem injured.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Two wives want to have a romantic getaway with their long-time husbands. A young couple constantly tries to find a private moment to have sex. A grandmother walks into the bathroom as a strapping young man comes out of the shower. No nudity is shown, but for comic effect she's seen staring at his genitals. The implication is that he's well endowed. A fertility doctor advises a young couple to have sex in every room in the house.
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"Ass" and "damn."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults drink alcohol. A child mistakenly drinks a drugged soft drink meant to sideline someone else. Baby placates Aya by plying her with alcohol and taking her gambling.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know Trippin' with the Kandasamys is a sequel to the South African box office hit comedy of 2017 Keeping Up with the Kandasamy, and the 2019 Kandasamys: The Wedding, about a well-to-do, close-knit Indian clan in South African. Two wives are being taken for granted by their insensitive and clueless husbands, and the episodic format demonstrates just how bad things are. The wives comically plot to get their husbands' attention. For all those reasons and more, kids will almost certainly have no interest in this movie. Infrequent dialogue references sexual innuendo, and a young and older couple kiss. Adults drink alcohol. Language includes "ass" and "damn." Characters drug someone's drink, but a thirsty young child downs it instead and goes directly to sleep. A young teen is hit in the testicles while playing tennis. When later seen, he has wet his pants from the pain. A grandmother walks into the bathroom as a strapping young man comes out of the shower. No nudity is shown, but for comic effect she's seen staring at his genitals. A fertility doctor advises a young couple to have sex in every room in the house. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This comedy is unlikely to amuse kids and teens. Trippin' with the Kandasamys is like a dreadful I Love Lucy episode, the kind where everyone overacts and the plot turns on childish behavior by adults bolstered by performances that feel more like mugging than acting. For example, two middle-aged women eavesdrop on their enemy and moronically cannot stay quiet enough to avoid detection. The husbands are so selfish, childish, and generally unlikable that it becomes difficult to understand why their wives care about them. And their juvenile behavior is so ingrained that their apologies seem hollow and utterly unbelievable. The best thing about this is a colorfully-costumed Bollywood dance extravaganza at the end, indicating, without any evidence, that all problems have been solved.
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