[Screen It]


(2017) (Rosario Dawson, Katherine Heigl) (R)

At-A-Glace Content Summary

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

Thriller: A vindictive woman targets her ex-husband's new bride-to-be.
Julia (ROSARIO DAWSON) believes she finally has a shot at real happiness. After spending years married to an abusive man named Michael (SIMON KASSIANIDES), she has become engaged to David (GEOFF STULTS), a handsome and successful brewer. She quits her editorial job in San Francisco and moves in with David in a small, Southern California town.

Unfortunately, David's ex-wife, Tessa (KATHERINE HEIGL), lives in that same town, and she and David have joint custody of their elementary-school-age daughter, Lily (ISABELLA KAI RICE). Julia and David have yet to tell them that they are engaged, preferring to ease all concerned into a "new normal" where they will all have to peacefully coexist. But Tessa finds out anyway and plots a dangerous course of revenge that entails her setting up a fake Facebook account as Julia, "friending" her ex-husband, posing as Julia, and teasing the man that she still wants him physically. She also breaks into Julia and David's house and steals such things as her engagement ring, an inscribed watch Julia gave David as a gift, and a pair of Julia's panties.

Julia starts to feel the walls close in on her, especially as anonymous phone calls to her cell phone and house phone multiply. She has nightmares about Michael returning. David starts to suspect that she's becoming unhinged. Meanwhile, Tessa's perfectionist mother (CHERYL LADD) visits Tessa and goads her into taking further action to protect "what's her name" (i.e. Lily). Little does she know that Tessa has already put a chain of events into motion that will ultimately lead to murder.

Older teens may have some interest due to its R-rated thriller elements of if they're fans of anyone in the cast.
For sexual content, violence, some language, and brief partial nudity.

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.