Parents' Guide to

Up All Night

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Parenting sitcom has relatable messages for families.

TV NBC Comedy 2011
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+


well me and two of my siblings love this show and think it is just so funny and it is not all that dirty either so you may could even watch as a family

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

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

Parenthood and comedy go together like peanut butter and jelly in the TV world, and many a sitcom has relied on the follies of child-rearing for staying power on the tube. Up All Night's talented cast helps viewers overlook its recycled premise, and modern families will appreciate that it shakes up the traditional family make-up by making Mom the breadwinner and Dad the homemaker. There's also an honesty to the content that reflects the issues that real families face, giving grown-ups a chance to chuckle over woes to which they likely can relate.

Teens might get a kick out of some of the scenes -- particularly those featuring Rudolph's outrageous portrayal of an Oprah-esque, co-dependent TV personality with larger-than-life dreams -- but it's really meant for those viewers who can identify with Chris and Reagan's predicament. If teens do watch, though, they'll come away with the sense that although life is never perfect, the journey is worthwhile when love and communication exist within the family structure.

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