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About Adam Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0

    out of 100

    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 42

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Cotton candy story with an acrid aftertaste.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    I might have liked About Adam more if its supposedly irresistible hero -- and the movie itself -- hadn''t been so smirky.

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 16+

Charming but explicit love story for mature teens.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the movie has strong language, and fairly explicit sexual references and situations, including infidelity and (unconsummated) homosexual feelings. Characters drink, sometimes to excess, and they smoke. There are some tense scenes, but no violence.

  • Families can talk about how Adam figured out what each member of the family wanted, and how the various secrets and lies around his involvement with each of them might create problems in the future. They might also want to talk about times when they have felt pressure to be something different in order to make someone happy.

What to watch for
  • violence false1

    Violence: Some tense moments.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Frequent sexual references and situations, including infidelity.

  • language false4

    Language: Very strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking and smoking, some intoxication.