Parents' Guide to

Grace and Frankie

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Fab older cast turns family drama into fun comedy.

TV Netflix Comedy 2015
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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 16 parent reviews

age 12+

Funny show!

I love the show! I watch it with my kids and I think it’s something that the family can laugh at. Let’s be honest, kids now have already seen everything. There is no point in trying to his things from your kiddos, when they already know them! I love how realistically everyone is portrayed, it prove start we all go through things. If your trying to decide whether to let your kids watch it I would definitely recommend for tweens and teens!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
2 people found this helpful.
age 17+

Comforting comedic masterpiece.

The Netflix feature comedy series, Grace and Frankie is a comedic masterpiece that is relatable to all. Grace and Frankie overcome many challenges in the series, which is admirable to teens and young adults. In Grace and Frankie, topics brought into the light that is rarely spoken about, which is comforting. The show is very diverse and is something you can be sure you have never seen before.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (16 ):
Kids say (10 ):

Tomlin and Fonda still have comedy chops, and Grace and Frankie gives them, particularly Tomlin, killer lines to deliver (as one would expect from a comedy begat from the creator of Friends). "Wow, I must have half the beach in my vagina," says a game, underwear-less Frankie, straightening up from the peyote-laced beach-side dark night of the soul that takes up a delightful hunk of the first episode. Later, she interrogates a convenience-store clerk, demanding an impossibly specific cigarette recommendation: "What brand would you smoke if your husband turned out to be gay?" "Newports," he replies. "For twenty years?" says Frankie. "Luckies," the clerk corrects himself.

The tone can shift a little strangely from fast-paced one-liners to emotional fireworks, but it's easy to forgive with such appealing actors. Tomlin and Fonda are as wonderful as ever together, but Sheen shows a surprisingly deft hand with comedy, playing a restrained man who suddenly has a very public private life. Even the supporting players are choice: Ethan Embry as Frankie and Sol's newly sober disappointment of a son, and the veteran Mary Kay Place, who shows up as a friend of Frankie's. The show isn't perfect, but it's enjoyable, meaty stuff, ideal for watching with viewers who may have been laughing with Tomlin and Fonda for decades.

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