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Chelsea Does

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Mature Handler docu more entertaining than informative.

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This documentary-style series offers humorous, mostly superficial discussions about subjects Chelsea Handler claims she has strong feelings about. From trying to understand why people get married to talking to (and smoking with) Willie Nelson to discuss the booming marijuana industry, Handler interviews people and challenges some of their ideas using her unique brand of sarcastic banter. She also uses the opportunity to document some personal experiments she conducts, ranging from meeting men with the help of a matchmaker to using psychedelic drugs with the help of a shaman in Peru.

It offers some entertaining insight into Handler's own personal life, which is helped along by sessions with a therapist. There are some serious moments, too, especially when she's talking to people about racist, violent events. But it's not designed to offer a lot of in-depth information about any of the issues. Furthermore, while Handler asks people about their thoughts, she's very clear about where she stands on each subject and doesn't appear open to reevaluating her point of view. Handler fans will enjoy what she has to offer, while others may find the anecdotal discussions mildly interesting.

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