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Yoga Hosers

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Teens fight monsters in feeble Kevin Smith comedy.

Movie PG-13 2016 88 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

Really goofy movie

I'd say this movie is okay for high schoolers and up. It's not even scary, just bizarre: I mean, it's about Nazi sausages who climb up people's butts and kill them. There's quite a bit of violence in this movie, but it's pretty cartoonish. Stuff like sausages exploding in the microwave, or when they get stepped on. I was sixteen when I first saw this movie with one of my friends, and we absolutely LOVED it, as did my fourteen-year-old brother. And I mean, yeah, the Colleens talk about going to a party, and then invite two boys to the store to hang with them, but nothing really happens between them. There's a little talk about periods and stuff, but that's about it. I don't know why so many people are saying bad things about this movie. You're not supposed to take it seriously, because it's not supposed to be good. It's just Kevin Smith making a goofy movie with his daughter and Johnny Depp's daughter. It's the kind of movie you watch while hanging with your friends, because it's just really funny.

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Often, it's a good thing when filmmakers make something that they'd actually like to see, but in this case, it might have been better if Kevin Smith had kept this odd little joke to himself. Yoga Hosers takes place in the same Canada that his 2014 horror-comedy Tusk was set in; the two "Colleens," who briefly appeared in that unsettling film, are now the leads. Smith and Johnny Depp's real-life teen daughters actually seem to be best friends, and their chemistry is genuine. It's fun to hear them sing, but that's about as far as the fun goes.

The whole movie feels like something that might have come from Troma Studios (The Toxic Avenger, etc.), but with less energy or playfulness. Instead, it's as if it were based entirely around a couple of feeble word-play jokes that might have sounded funny at the time (though certainly not now). On the plus side, Smith does ratchet his typical language, raunch, and gore down several notches (it's not anywhere near as vile as Tusk was), presumably so that his stars (not quite 17 in real life) could enjoy the movie. They might be the only ones.

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