Monday, March 3, 2014

Not Suitable For Children (2012)

Number Rolled: 88
Movie Name/Year: Not Suitable For Children (2012)
Genre: Romance
Length: 96 minutes
Rating: NR
Director: Peter Templeman
Writer: Michael Lucas, Peter Templeman
Actors: Ryan Kwanten, Sarah Snook, Ryan Corr, Bojana Novakovic, Susan Prior, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Kathryn Beck, Belinda Bromilow, Alice Parkinson, Lulu McClatchy, Daniel Henshall, Andrew Ryan, Sam North, Spollo Kanakis, Tasneem Roc, Katie Wall, Laura Brent, Adele Vuko

Jonah has been diagnosed with testicular cancer. The young professional partier is thrown for a loop as he learns that the treatment will render him infertile. With the option of having kids taken away from him, he find there’s nothing he wants more and sets out to make the most of his last month of fertility.

I was expecting something a little more on the stupid side when I turned on this movie. Although there was plenty of amusing moment of cringe comedy, the story didn’t rely on those parts. “Not Suitable for Children” was actually very smart and had a deeper tone to it. My biggest problem with the story itself was that it seemed a little on the propaganda side during certain parts (in favor of people having kids). It was almost like the idea of not wanting kids was a problem in general. It was just a few parts, though, and the rest of the movie was amazing.

The actors were great. Personally, I wasn’t as fond of Sarah Snook as the others, but she wasn’t bad professionally – it was just a taste thing.

“Not Suitable for Children” is definitely something I would watch again.

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 3.2/5
Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 88%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 55%

Trust-the-Dice Score3.5/5

The Random Rating: R – mild sex scenes, prolonged nudity, illegal drug use

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