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Parents' Guide to

Sick Note

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Language, violence, dirty jokes in great pitch-black comedy.

TV Netflix Comedy 2018
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

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the scenes in this movie are mainly comical and arent a threat to your childs innocence i can assure you that this show is perfectly appropriate for children aged 12 and over
age 18+

Is It Any Good?

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The opening scene of this edgy comedy features the main character debating the morality of having sex with Marilyn Monroe's dead body -- and it only gets darker and dirtier from there. You'll know within a few minutes if this polarizing comedy is for you (and if you're a fan of other Nick Frost vehicles like Hot Fuzz and The World's End, it most likely is). The humor is goofy, sophomoric, frequently asinine -- and hilarious, to a viewer who finds that kind of thing amusing. "You're dumping me?" whines Daniel in the show's pilot to a fed-up Becca, his only protestation "But we're only halfway through season 5 of Game of Thrones!" In season 2, a character who wants to keep an embarrassing death private is horrified to see details has already hit Reddit.

And there's also an appearance by a surprisingly game Lindsay Lohan, who joins the Sick Note in Season 2 as the daughter of stand-out first-season character Kenny. She's better here than she's been in years, though not quite as much fun as Don Johnson -- who knew that guy from Miami Vice would be so good spitting out insane insults to Grint's Daniel? No, this show isn't subtle, and you can pretty much predict the twists from a thousand paces, but if absurd yet knowing jokes make you hyuk-hyuk on your couch, this show might, too.

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