Written December 24, 2012
This is real life and quite refreshing to see it on the big screen. For those of us near 40 in marriages that struggle/include fighting, kids who are sucked into electronics and question their parents, but still try to find a happy life, this is for you. I hope main stream Hollywood does more of this: blend old school feel good 'American' flicks with not so sexy, sometimes unhappy real life for the rest of us. On a sour note, could have focused less attention on the sexy character... it was forced and unimportant except to lure men into the movie.
Written May 01, 2016
As someone who loves a great comedy and a movie that is aimed right squarely at my demographic - middle age, young family - I thought this was awful. It wasn't funny - save for a few good lines - it was patronizing (enough Apple product envy, omg!), and the family, by and large just wasn't likable. Hence the reason why I thought the ending was implausible. I lterally felt like I wasted two long long long long hours watching this movie.
Written October 22, 2016
Very hilarious and a bonding marital movie for my hubby and me. The take away for us was that we were not so different than others in our lifestage--the stereotypes were so dead on that we were a bit uncomfortable (ie. sitting on the toilet playing Scrabble on his phone). We laughed so hard and will recommend to our friends in their 40's with kids. I do wish the F-bombs and cursing would have been used less frequently. It was excessive and had no humor because of the overuse. Great life-stage movie!
Written February 23, 2017
Lots of potential but it was hard to watch because of all the swearing ... Especially disturbing to see the kids swearing at the parents and the complete disrespect with which they all treated each other. If this is even a little but true, it's not hard to see why our kids from this environment would be messed up.
Written May 25, 2016
It is very seldom that I have walked out of a movie, but I came very close to doing just that after watching this HORRIBLE film. I expected it to be light-hearted and funny. Instead it was boring and depressing with a non-existent story line that made no sense and went no where. The best part of the whole movie was about 2 minutes that were dedicated to a small role that Melissa McCarthy had. She was hysterical, the rest was just DUMB! Save your $10 and spend it on a decent movie!