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Here On Earth Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

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

  • 2.0
    25

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    Earth to Earth's young director, Mark Piznarksi : It's tough turning straw into gold, isn't it?

  • 42

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Love means never having to say you're recycling plot material.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Slides too easily into its sentimentality; the characters should have put up more of a struggle.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 13+

Contrived plot purposely pulls at heartstrings.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the female lead dies of cancer; even if it's obvious emotional manipulation, it can still be upsetting, especially if a teen has dealt with, or fears, loss. They should also be aware that there's plenty of teenage sexuality here, starting with crude jokes about body parts that fit in car tailpipes and what to do with handcuffs. While nothing explicit is shown, the two leads spend the night together, waking up in bed.

  • Families can talk about the difficult situation faced by Kelley and Samantha. Does the plot seem realistic to you? What do you think the movie's goal is? Does it want you to feel a certain way?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Not a minority in sight (except the judge) in this lily white imagining of small town America. Some crass sexual humor.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Lots of fisticuffs. The female lead dies of cancer, which can be upsetting, especially if a teen has dealt with, or fears, loss.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Plenty of teenage sexuality, starting with crude jokes about body parts that fit in car tailpipes and what to do with handcuffs. While nothing explicit is shown, the two leads spend the night together, waking up in bed.

  • language false3

    Language: Occasional mild to moderate profanity. One little girl flips the finger.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Underage drinking.

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