[Screen It]


(2015) (Tina Fey, Amy Poehler) (R)

Alcohol/Drugs Extreme
Blood/Gross Stuff Moderate
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Minor
Gun/Weapons Minor
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes Minor
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) Heavy
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Extreme
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Moderate

Comedy: Upset that their retired parents are going to sell their childhood home, two adult sisters decide to throw one last blow-out party there.
Kate Ellis (TINA FEY) was once one of the most popular girls in her high school, but since then things haven't panned out that well. She can't hold down a job as a hairdresser, doesn't have her own place, and even her teenage daughter, Hayley (MADISON DAVENPORT), doesn't want to live with her. Kate's sister, Maura (AMY POEHLER), on the other hand, has a good nursing job in Atlanta, but has been divorced for two years. When Maura learns that their parents -- Deana (DIANNE WIEST) and Bucky (JAMES BROLIN) -- are planning on selling the sisters' childhood home, she convinces Kate to travel to Orlando with her where they learn that the house has already sold and the only thing left to do is for the women to clean out their bedroom that's been left pretty much the way it was since they were in high school.

Not happy about this news, the sisters decide to throw one last big-blow out party there, with Kate telling Maura the latter should invite a handsome and single neighbor, James (IKE BARINHOLTZ). While disliked former classmate Brinda (MAYA RUDOLPH) is definitely not invited, the sisters invite others, ranging from married couple Liz (SAMANTHA BEE) and Rob (MATT OBERG) to Sam (KATE MCKINNON) and her lesbian partner and friends. Also invited is local nail salon worker Hae-Won (GRETA LEE) and her friends, sad sack Kelly (RACHEL DRATCH), former class clown Alex (BOBBY MOYNIHAN), and partier Dave (JOHN LEGUIZAMO) who connects the sisters with local drug dealer Pazuzu (JOHN CENA) for product to spice up the party.

When the latter finally shows up, the party kicks in to high gear, with the sisters trading their usual roles as Kate plays house mom while Maura lets her hair down and tries to bed James. As the party continues and more booze and drugs are consumed, things start to get out of control.

Teens might show interest due to the hard R rating and presence of Fey and Poehler (among others in the cast).
For crude sexual content and language throughout, and for drug use.

I have subscribed to ScreenIt for more than a decade. I check in every week to take advantage of their amazing services. Not only does their site provide a glimpse of exactly what content a movie offers, I've found the “Our Take” reviews and ratings for each movie to be right on the money every single time. I've referred dozens of friends to this service because my #1 resource for deciding whether or not to show a movie to my kids, or to see one myself, is ScreenIt.com!

Josh Nisbet
Director, State of CA Public Sector

I signed up to get Screen It weekly reviews a long time ago, when my kids were young and I wanted to know more about movies before we went to a theater or rented. Now one child is in law school, other in undergraduate, and I still read the weekly Screen Its! It helps me know what my husband and I want to see or rent, and what to have waiting at home that we all will enjoy when my "kids" come home. I depend on Screen It reviews. They usually just present the facts and let me decide if the movie is appropriate or of interest for my family and me. Thank you for providing that service, Screen It!

Patti Petree
Winston Salem, NC

I have 4 children who are now in college. I signed up for Screen It when my children were pre-teenagers. Often my children would ask to see a movie with a friend and I wished I could preview the movie prior to giving permission. A friend told me about ScreenIt.com and I found it to be the next best thing to previewing a movie. The amount of violence, sexual content, or language were always concerns for me and my husband as we raised innocent kids with morals. We constantly fought the peer pressure our kids received to see films that in our opinion were questionable. With the evidence we received at Screen It, our kids couldn't even fight us when we felt a film may have been inappropriate for them to watch. Thank you, Screen It. Continue to make this helpful service available to everyone, but especially the young parents.

Christine Doherty
Machesney Park, IL

Screenit.com is an amazing resource for parents, educators, church groups or anyone who wants to make an informed decision whether a movie is suitable for their viewing. The reviews and content descriptions are so detailed I am mystified how the reviewers can put them together.

Scott Heathe
Vancouver, BC

I love screen It! I don't know what I would do without it. It is well worth the membership. Before we take our son to the movies we check it out on screen it first. Thank you SO much for making it. Keep up the good work & keep 'em coming!!!

Patrina Streety
Moreno Valley California

Other new and recent reviews include:

[Around the World in 80 Days] [Family Camp] [Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Use and Disclaimer
By entering this site you acknowledge to having read and agreed to the above conditions.

All Rights Reserved,
©1996-2022 Screen It, Inc.