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The Tomorrow Man

The Tomorrow Man
The Tomorrow Man
The Tomorrow Man
  • PG-13
  • 1h 36m
  • 2019
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Ed Hemsler (John Lithgow) spends his life preparing for a disaster that may never come. Ronnie Meisner (Blythe Danner) spends her life shopping for things she may never use. In a small town somewhere in America, these two people will try to find love while trying not to get lost in each other's stuff. Critics are hailing The Tomorrow Man as, "a radiant love story that will warm your heart." (New York Observer)
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: John Lithgow and Blythe Danner are almost enough to save The Tomorrow Man, but their efforts are overwhelmed by a problematic story.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Quirky romance likely won't appeal to kids; language, sex.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Tomorrow Man stars John Lithgow and Blythe Danner as two mildly eccentric Baby Boomers who fall in love. Their romance -- which includes a passionate make-out scene in which clothes start to come off (though only a bra is seen) -- likely won't interest kids. The movie also creeps along like an old man with a tennis ball walker: It's slow and quiet, with a few moments of shouting during a family dinner (expletives include "f--k," "s--t," and "a--hole"). Lithgow's character is a doomsday prepper; when he spots Danner's character, he gets obsessed and starts stalking her. While viewers know he's harmless, his tricks to get her to talk to him can feel creepy/unnerving: He parks too close to her driver's side door, he follows her to the store so he can bump into her, and he shows up at her work. She does have her own eccentricity, too, which we learn evolves from her daughter's death. Most of the adults drink on occasion, and a non-aspirational character smokes.

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:Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date:May 22, 2019
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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