When I started to read the movie reviews in the Washington Post, my eye rolled right over to a bolded link to “Family filmgoers” movie reviews. Look. I am a parent. I know it’s good to give parental warnings, but some of the wording is pretty funny.
Review of Reviews: The Washington Post
Family filmgoer’s review of One Direction: This is Us (PG)
Review by Jane Horwitz
Spoilers: No spoilers
Take Away (or, what I could understand WITHOUT reading the spoilers):
The film follows the band One Direction on their tour. A little antiseptic, teens and tween girls will probably like it.
Parental Advisory— Quoting Ms. Horwitz:
There’s really little or no strong language in the film — just the guys kidding around backstage, a bit of flatulence humor and occasional rock-and-roll-style crotch grabbing during performances.
Review of Parental Advisory: if this scare parents away, then those parents should let never let their kids leave the house.
Bonus Info: I didn’t know this—
All four members had been contestants on the British version of “The X Factor.” Simon Cowell, the force behind this show and quite the impresario, put these guys together to form this band.