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Imagine Me & You Review

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2.5

Dave White Profile

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

  • 3.0
    49

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    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The sex in the movie is so mild that I assumed the R rating was generated primarily by the gay theme, until I learned the R is in fact because of too many f-words.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Congratulations are in order for Rachel's sexual awakening, but we might as well applaud the dull girl for falling in love with the nearest bunch of lilies rather than the florist.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    A year ago next week, Debra Messing's "The Wedding Date" arrived DOA. And now this. In terms of movies that matter, it looks as if the wedding-funeral motif will continue.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    A pleasant if pedestrian British romantic comedy.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    Imagine Me & You isn't unpleasant, but it is unremarkable. If nothing else, it proves that gay romances can be just as uninspired as their heterosexual counterparts.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 15+

Charming, quirky Brit romance has mild gay themes.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Rachel has to grapple with her attraction to a woman and her love and fidelity toward her husband. She handles it in a mature way, as does her husband when he discovers her attraction to Luce. There is some kissing between Luce and Rachel, but nothing graphic or explicit. There's also some cursing and drinking, but the film handles its adult themes with grace and compassion for everyone involved.

  • Families can talk about whether they believe love is slow and comfortable or sharp and electric. What's the difference between the two feelings? Are they, as the film portrays, mutually exclusive?

The good stuff
  • message true3

    Messages: Though Rachel does find herself attracted to someone else at her wedding and does kiss her, Rachel, Luce, and Heck all handle it in a very responsible, respectful manner. They do their best not to hurt one another. The film also shows how lying about who you're attracted to makes everyone miserable.

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: Not an issue

  • sex false3

    Sex: Rob and Cooper are both womanizers, constantly trying to "shag" whomever's around. Women talk about birth control and diaphragms, which may raise questions from curious teens. Rachel rents lesbian porn and some porn sounds are audible. Rachel and Heck kiss in the bushes and meet a gay male couple who met there, as well. The implication is that they were all planning to have sex there, separately. Luce and Rachel make out in the back of the flower shop, but don't have sex, and no clothes are removed.

  • language false3

    Language: Some cursing, including "damn," "hell," "ass," "f--k." Coop also uses the term "vagitarian" to describe lesbians and calls Luce a "dumb slut."

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Cooper talks about consuming "endless amounts of drugs." Heck gets drunk after quitting his job. There is some moderate drinking, as well.

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