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  • PG
  • 1h 46m
  • 2020
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Nothing extraordinary ever happens to Carol Peters (played by Melissa McCarthy), so when she starts getting snarky backtalk from her TV, phone and microwave, she thinks she’s being punked. Or losing her mind. In fact, the world’s first superintelligence (voiced by James Corden) has chosen to study and observe Carol’s attempt to romantically reconcile with her former boyfriend (played by Bobby Cannavale) to better understand the human condition. Soon, the all-powerful entity takes over her life...with ominous plans to possibly take over the world. Now, Carol is potentially humanity’s last chance before this AI-with-an-attitude decides to pull the plug.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: You won't need Superintelligence to steer clear of the latest forgettable comedy to fail to take full advantage of Melissa McCarthy's talents.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
McCarthy fans will like AI comedy with pratfalls, kissing.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Superintelligence is a comedy about a sophisticated, all-powerful artificial intelligence (AI) system that chooses a perfectly "average" woman, Carol Peters (Melissa McCarthy), to test as an example of whether humanity should be saved, enslaved, or destroyed. The AI (which uses the voice of real-life comedian/talk show host James Corden) tasks her with reconciling with her ex-boyfriend, George (Bobby Cannavale), in order to prove that humans are capable of love and redemption. Iffy language is minimal ("what the hell," "Badunkadunk"), but there's some drinking and an implied love scene (silhouettes shown through closed blinds), as well as kissing. Expect lots of McCarthy's signature pratfalls and physical comedy -- other than that, violent/scary content consists of the AI's threat of mass destruction. Ultimately, though, the movie has themes of empathy, compassion, and gratitude.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Sci-Fi
  • Release Date:November 26, 2020
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:No
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