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When We First Met

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

So-so time-travel romcom has swearing, drinking.

Movie NR 2018 96 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 13+

Learn from your mistakes. Do not "Time Travel"!

Good old fashioned time travel romcom, conveys a good life lesson. "Everything happens for a reason". Apart from few scenes this movie is good for teens, gives many positive messages, to learn and to be a better person...

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Great messages
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 13+

Heartwarming, funny film!

When We First Met is a hilarious rom-com that examines relationships and fate. There are multiple kisses, including some intense make-out scenes. A couple wakes up together, and sex is briefly discussed. Some swearing. Overall, a hilarious and poignant film.

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Great messages

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (8):

This by-the-numbers time-travel comedy is predictable and short on originality, but some lively performances -- particularly Shelley Hennig as Carrie -- make it passable for young adult audiences. Ari Sandel and his filmmaking team use some familiar concepts (i.e., "Zoltar Speaks" from Big is now an antique photo booth), and Adam Devine tries hard to turn his goofball persona into a lovable charmer, but romantic comedies (even lowbrow ones) fare best when the characters have at least a dash of depth. And when the stories are fresh. Neither happens in When We First Met. The personalities Noah adopts are never authentic or likable. And, sharing a penchant for jazz and homilies ("some things are meant to be") do not a relationship make. Still, viewers can expect some laughs, sweet moments, and a happy ending for all involved.

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