Parents' Guide to

Crisis in Six Scenes

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Mild but talky series will appeal most to Woody Allen fans.

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age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This talky series has its charms but ultimately doesn't really go anywhere. Its fan base will probably be those who are already converted to Woody Allen fandom, as this show is an Allen creation top to bottom. One saving grace: Given Allen's penchant for casting much younger women as the love interests for increasingly older men, many viewers will be relieved that age-appropriate Elaine May is Sidney's wife in Crisis in Six Scenes. Miley Cyrus, on the other hand, is here to epitomize the generation gap and provide the catalyst for a lot of anxious conversation and coffee-making, as the Munsingers digest just what a problem has suddenly dropped into their suburb-of-New-York living room.

Not that the conversation's not occasional witty fun. A scene in which May and a bunch of her friends pick apart a classic book is a scream, and a running joke in which Allen tries for a James Dean haircut is cute, too. It's just that this series meanders aimlessly; the characters follow each other from living room to bedroom to foyer nattering on about Greek islands cruises and people they know from art galleries. It's pleasant enough, but unless you're already a fan of Allen's style, this probably won't convert you.

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