Miss You Already Saturday, 21 September 2019

Miss You Already

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Mature themes, sex scenes and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Fear nothing.

  • Starring:

    Drew Barrymore, Toni Collette, Dominic Cooper, Paddy Considine, Tyson Ritter, Mem Ferda, Jacqueline Bisset, Honor Kneafsey, Ryan Lennon Baker

  • Directed by:

    Catherine Hardwicke

  • Running time:

    112 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are hit with objects (accidental), grabbed, lunged at, pushed/shoved. People slip over, bang their head (accidental), drop/smash a plate. Comic/graphic images of cells being shot by blaster guns. Rhetorical/comic references to killing/death ("just kill me/"nose hacked off with a shovel", "punched up a police officer"). A child imitates being electrocuted (comic). Blood/gore: Blod spot on hand. Needles inserted into flesh, tube inserted in skin. Medical images of breasts, brain. Jars/vials of blood, fluids. Bruising, scars, bandages. Drinking blood, ruptured placenta mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Couples have sex in a club, pub, bedroom, hotel. Masturbation, sperm sample in jar. Kissing, undressing, caressing, flirting, breast-flashing (off-camera). Topless female (masectomy scars in view), shirtless men, men in underwear, lingerie, cleavage. Frequent jokey references to sex, masturbation. Homosexuality joke. A man watches a lesbian (implied) porn video; girls in lingerie seen. Magazine picture of near-nude woman. Vibrator, wanking, dominatrix, cervical mucous mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    A woman inhales gas-and-air in labour, fertility drugs injected. Drugs, magic mushrooms, anti-nausea tablets, fertility, morphine mentioned. Alcohol (wine, beer, champagne, spirits), intoxication. Club, bar, pub settings. Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-word, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastard, bloody, cr*p. Name-calling. Slang for genitals and bodily fluids. Derogatory terms for women. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES:

    Friendship, best friends, cancer, chemotherapy, family, pregnancy, labour, death, dying, grief, infidelity, mothers, PR, hair loss, IVF, fertility, selfishness, forgiveness.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Dead mother mentioned. Deceased mother/wife/friend. Childbirth scene, wedding, funeral. Dogs, sheep, horses, rainbow, thunder. Toilet, vomiting, belch.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Tender, funny, well-intentioned. Committed performances by Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore, good/tearjerking moments, smoothly integrated visual effects.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Underpowered, unconvincing, fllawed, generic, overwrought, ho-hum. Many false notes, cliched material, trite characterisations, maudlin/shameless script, cringeworthy singalong scene, poor chemistry between leads, weird that Miranda (Drew Barrymore)'s accent is so American after having grown up in London.

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