Kernel Rating (out of 5):
MPAA Rating: PG-13 Length: 94 minutes
Age Appropriate For: 13+. The film is basically a senior citizen-starring romantic comedy, so teens could theoretically see it with parents or grandparents, but it’s more squarely aimed at an older audience. Some cursing, discussion of drug addition, some kissing, a couple of implied sex scenes, talk about sex, and racist jokes.
Michael Douglas gives his grumpy, charming all in ‘And So It Goes,’ but Rob Reiner’s latest romantic comedy is tonally disjointed. Practically everything is thrown into the plot, from drug-addicted children to racist jokes, but it’s so shamelessly pandering to an older demographic that it’s never believable.
By Roxana Hadadi
Director Rob Reiner’s latest, “And So It Goes,” could be called “Rich White People Problems,” and no one would bat an eye. Everyone in the film is surprisingly self-involved; people make choices that have zero emotional sense; and everyone is throwing around cash figures in the millions with no qualms whatsoever. “And So It Goes” is supposed to be about how hard it is to start over when you’re older, either professionally or romantically, but that’s not what you’ll remember. The ignorance and opulence get those distinctions.