(2021) (Jennifer Garner, Edgar Ramirez) (PG)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Dramedy: To prove they can still be fun and not always say "no," a mom and dad agree to give their three kids a "yes day" where they must say agree to every request.
Once upon a time, Allison (JENNIFER GARNER) and Carlos Torres (EDGAR RAMIREZ) were a fun couple who said yes to every opportunity and adventure that crossed their paths. And then they had kids and quickly turned into over-protective parents who were always saying no to keep their children safe. But with Carlos at the office during the day and then being the fun parent when he comes home, Allison is now the "bad cop" in the eyes of 14-year-old Katie (JENNA ORTEGA) and 11-year-old Nando (JULIAN LERNER), although their younger sister, Ellie (EVERLY CARGANILLA), hasn't yet gotten to the point of viewing her mom as a dictator.
Allison and Carlos learn that their two oldest view her that way after talking with their kids' teachers, and then get advice from the school's guidance counselor who says he has a happy household due to giving his kids an occasional "yes day." That's when they get whatever they want -- within preset parameters and limits -- and the parents can't say no. Allison and Carlos initially think that's a crazy idea, but eventually decide to go for it. With a bet between Allison and Katie -- where the teen will end up attending a concert with her mom or her friends being on the line -- Allison and Carlos prepare themselves to say yes, all while their kids put them to the test.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- Since it's about kids getting their way for a day, many younger ones probably will.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG
- For some rude and suggestive material, and brief language.
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