Parents' Guide to

Life-Size 2

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Lackluster sequel struggles to find appropriate audience.

TV Freeform Drama 2018
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age 14+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+


Definitely not kid friendly, nothing like the fun innocence of the first.
age 14+

Horrible sequel

I recently rewatched the first movie with my 6 yo daughter, she loved it and was an immediate fan. So when she saw the ad for the 2 part, she was very excited. First I was bummed to see it was rated 14+, so I decided to watch it with her knowing that I might have to explain some things since it was out of her age range Boy oh boy, I really wasn't expecting the many sexual innuendos and drunken behaviors. What a shame they had to ruin a cute family movie like that. Anyways, I guess the 14+ is a fair warning. The bad rating goes for the poor storyline and the overacting was just horrible. In the first movie Eve was clueless but in the second movie she was high like a kite. Not worth the time.

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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (4 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Where Life-Size went mostly right, this sequel misses the mark at just about every attempt. A story about a doll that magically comes to life to help her best human friend overcome some real-world troubles seems geared toward a younger audience (like the original film), but there's far too much sexual innuendo and other grown-up stuff in the mix to make it a safe choice for general family viewing. At the same time, the story is too preposterous -- and the adult characters' willingness to accept the magic at play too ridiculous -- to keep teens' and adults' attention for long.

In the category of redeeming qualities, Life-Size 2 turns up one: Tyra Banks. She's a total delight as the naïve Eve, oblivious to real-world social mores but utterly devoted to and a champion for the struggling Grace. She eats butter by the pat, wears her formal evening attire to brunch, and is surprised to learn that not everyone has extendable hair like she does. She's also refreshingly honest and uninhibited, which wins her friends. Banks does what she can with the content she's given, but even that isn't enough to bolster this mostly disappointing sequel.

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