You're So Cupid

 
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Cheesy, clean romantic comedy with twin teenage matchmakers.
  • Review Date: May 19, 2011
  • Rated: G
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Year: 2010
  • Running Time: 93 minutes

What parents need to know

Positive messages

The movie's focus on romantic love and matchmaking sends the message that coupledom is a primary goal for teens and adults. But the message that family comes first -- before boyfriends, etc. -- is loud and clear.

Positive role models

The kids in the movie are squeaky clean representations of teenagers. Even though the twins cut class several times and disobey their parents multiple times, they do so with good intentions. When they fall in love with the same boy, they turn against each other. But then they realize the folly of their ways and band together in a united cause. The father works too much, which causes his wife to leave him.

Violence

The film opens with a car crash -- no injuries. A high schooler beats up another student.

Sex

The film is all about matchmaking and falling in love. There's hand holding, couples pairing up/sitting near each other, and slow dancing. The twins have deep kisses with their dates, and their parents kiss at the beginning and the end.

Language

During class, students giggle when a student stumbles on "breast" while reciting a line from Shakespeare.

Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this cheesy romantic comedy is squeaky clean and family friendly. That said, it's completely unbelievable and full of unrealistic notions about romance and love. Expect a bit of teen kissing and some mild misbehavior.

What's the story?

Emma and Lily Valentine are fraternal twins who have the gift of matchmaking. Their relationship is tested when they fall in love with the same boy. Meanwhile, their parents' relationship is falling apart. The sisters indulge in a little bit of competition, a dose of magic, and learn a couple of surprises along the way as they ensure that everyone ends up with their rightful match.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Tweens and teens looking for a swoony love story with almost zero racy content, will gloss over the fact that this movie is filled with ridiculous plot points and frustrating twists and turns that make little sense. From the first scene, when a young woman is rescued from a car crash by a romantic figure who appears out of nowhere to the next moment when they're kissing and evidently madly in love, the fantasy elements of this straight-to-DVD movie fails to impress.

 

Families can talk about...

  • Lily and Emma did things they weren't supposed to do. We hear about celebrities doing this all the time. Have you ever done something you wish you hadn't? Were your intentions good or bad and how did it work out?

  • How does the movie portray romance and love? What kind of messages does the movie send about being in a relationship? What about being part of a family?

  • Lily and Emma have some special skills. What are your special skills? How can you use your skills to help others?

Movie details

DVD release date:September 7, 2010
Cast:Brian Krause, Caitlin EJ Meyer, Danielle Chuchran, Jeremy Sumpter, Lauren Holly
Director:John Lyde
Studio:SunWorld Pictures
Genre:Comedy
Topics:Magic and fantasy, Book characters
Run time:93 minutes
MPAA rating:G

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Teen, 14 years old Written bymaysilee July 21, 2011
 

So romantic!

I love this movie so much! I love Jeremy Sumpter and he's so cute in this movie. I like the twin Lily better than Emma, cos Emma is so mean to her sister and steals Connor. It is so cute when Elliot and Lily kiss and fall in love
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 14 years old Written byPiperMaclain711 June 15, 2013
 

Okay

This movie is fine. There wasn't enough explanation behind how the twins dad was cupid to make it believable, and it kind of made it look as though it was the dad's responsibility to go after the mom every time she left him, but other than that it was sweet. Overall, I'd give this movie three stars, and say that it's okay for kids ages nine and up. You never know-it might spark a fantastic family discussion.
Parent Written bylanderzgurl December 30, 2011
 

They have one fight scene, with punching and pushing.

This is an amazing movie! It's a great movie for the family!
What other families should know
Too much violence

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