Parents' Guide to

Real Rob

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Stab at "reality" is wrong for kids -- and really offensive.

TV Netflix Comedy 2015
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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Ages 35+

Definitely NOT for kids. If you get offended at politically incorrect or crude commentary, then you won't like this. Are Rob and his wife living a shallow, materialist life and have a superficial marriage in which they use one another? Yes, that's what we're laughing at. It's so sad you have to laugh. And I think by recognizing it, we can aim for better marriages. If you watch this and say, "Hey, it's normal to masturbate," or whatever, then no this might not be a good influence. But otherwise there's hilarious commentary on marriage and 1st world problems. It's over-the-top and silly, but I found it relatable. Too raunchy? Yes, but I let it pass because there were so many funny parts. It's raw. It's real. And hey, it's Rob Schneider!

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

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Rob Schneider's character is meant to be an everyman: He's a husband, a father, and a moderately successful entertainer. But the problem is, he does a less than passable job playing himself. And his "comedy"? It's painfully unfunny, thanks to jaw-dropping stereotypes about Mexicans (they're good at breaking into things, will work for sandwiches, and can't be trusted!) and disabled people (they take FOREVER!) and tired observations about living with his own wife.

Even cameos by SNL alums such as Norm MacDonald and David Spade aren't enough to elicit actual laughs from this laughable attempt at a comedy comeback. So, real talk: You can skip Real Rob. As if Schneider's own résumé isn't reason enough to give you pause (the majority of his live-action films haven't been rated too highly), the fact that his on-screen stand-up act includes a bit about throwing only one stone at a woman for having sex before marriage -- but draws the line at the Taliban's practice of stoning her to death -- should help seal the deal.

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