Father and child sit together smiling while looking at a smart phone.

Want more recommendations for your family?

Sign up for our weekly newsletter for entertainment inspiration

Parents' Guide to


By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Dramedy challenges stereotypes; some cursing, drinking.

Movie NR 2019 123 minutes
Turnover Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

There aren't any parent reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: Not yet rated
Kids say: Not yet rated

It's rough around the edges, but this film ultimately wins out for those looking for a feel-good, earnest dramedy. Turnover is a low-budget indie with some moments of amateurish storytelling and community theater acting, but the overall message of acceptance of those who are often marginalized finds a way to shine through.

Some of the flaws, however, can't be overlooked. For instance, in a movie that's trying to overcome stereotyping, the chef at the beginning of the movie is a flustered Indian whose final word is "Namaste." Instead of acceptance of the "Goth slacker's" fashion and hair choices, it's considered a triumph that (spoiler alert) she looks more "normal" at the end of the movie. Again, it's not perfect, but the overall takeaway is a heartfelt and positive movie in an era where cynicism is the default setting.

Movie Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate