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The Real Cancun Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

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

  • 2.0
    34

    out of 100

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

  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Those who sit through this mindlessness get the booby prize.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    A colossal disappointment. Not because it's superficial and shallow –- those characteristics pretty much go with the territory –- but because it's boring.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    It's just a camcorder soap opera of packaged hormonal fervor -- ''The Real World'' with extra tequila body shots.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Not for kids

Terrible, explicit movie -- beware!

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has an alcohol-content level high enough to make the audience feel drunk. Characters rely heavily upon alcohol, with several people doing things while under the influence that they clearly wouldn't do under other circumstances. The movie does not show what must have been the other effects of all that drinking, skipping the vomiting and hangovers for the more voyeur-friendly hooking-up and suggestive dancing. Sex is a major theme of this movie, and the camera follows several couples into the bedroom to record their activities. While many movies have explicit scenes of couples who are acting, a notable line is crossed here, where the audience is watching actual intercourse, albeit thinly veiled under a blanket.

  • Families can talk about why peer pressure can be an influence on an individual no matter what age they are. Also, they might discuss how insecurities often make us act in a way that overcompensates for a weakness that we see in ourselves. Some of the individuals in this movie are callow, selfish and superficial, hurting those around them while preying on the insecurities of others. Who are the people in this movie who seem to be happy with themselves? Which people make choices that you respect?

What to watch for
  • violence false1

    Violence: Character stung by jellyfish.

  • sex false5

    Sex: Extreme, including masturbation, nudity, same-sex kissing, on-screen intercourse.

  • language false4

    Language: Extreme, including n-word (not intended as insult).

  • consumerism false3

    Consumerism: Some product placement.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false5

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Extreme.

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