A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Noisy efforts by children to break up their newly married parents
Violence & Scariness
Antic, comedic violence, as kids, parents, and pets crash, fall, and, on occasion, fight.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Romantic/soon married couple kisses, briefly embraces in bed (cut to bed filled with sleeping children).
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One use of "."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some drinking by adults at dinner/on dates; one scene of kids (underage) drinking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie includes crude humor, lots of drinking, and some questionable humor around homosexual stereotypes. There's a scene where beer kegs arrive at a teen party, adults drink liquor on dates and the housekeeper pours herself a martini when she's supposed to be babysitting. Kids engineer elaborate situations to break up their parents' marriage, creating domestic chaos (food, paint, toys, furniture, and pets -- here including a pig -- all in an uproar). Parents kiss and embrace; an adolescent girl kisses a boy at school, discovered by her new, and newly jealous, stepsister. One kid vomits while seasick on a boat. Language is mild, but includes homophobic jokes. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
A remake of the 1968 Lucille Ball-Henry Fonda vehicle, Yours, Mine & Ours is less a movie than a series of kids-in-an-uproar scenes; unfortunately, most of these scenes are neither comic nor clever. The set-up never pays off, as the characters remain one-dimensional and the emotional stakes only vaguely sketched. Given the traumas that lie behind the kids' resistance to change, the film's treatment of their struggles seems careless. Yes, it's a comedy, but it's not very funny.
Frank and Helen succumb to the kids' machinations and are on the verge of splitting and he's offered a promotion by his Commandant (Rip Torn), which means he and his kids can move away to Washington, DC and leave the Norths in Connecticut. At this point the plot falls apart completely, as the kids reverse course and must engineer, at the last minute, their parent's reconciliation. It's predictable but also nonsensical.
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