Yes Day, a Netflix original movie, brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “family fun.” Filled with lots of laughs, is Yes Day kid-friendly? I’m breaking down all of the thematic elements, including its PG rating, in my Yes Day Parents Guide and Movie Review. Here’s what parents need to know to help YOU decide if it’s appropriate for kids. As always, no spoilers!
YES DAY Parents Guide + Movie Review
My family has anxiously been waiting for Yes Day ever since we first viewed the trailer. I mean, the concept is literally every kids dream — an entire day of their parents saying YES! What could possibly go wrong?!
Netflix’s Yes Day is about parents, Allison (Jennifer Garner) and Carlos (Edgar Ramirez), and their three children, Katie (Jenna Ortega), Evan (Julian Lerner), and Ellie (Everly Carganilla). Prior to having kids, “yes” was practically the theme of their relationship. However, once their family dynamics changed, “no” became the new “yes.”
Allison is portrayed as your stereotypical overbearing control freak mom, while Carlos is the “cool dad.” Her son even refers to her as a dictator, and her oldest daughter calls her a “fun killer.” Ouch.
Determined to show her kids she’s fun, Allison, along with Carlos, agree to give their children a “Yes Day” — for 24 hours, they have to say “yes” to whatever the kids choose! Of course there’s some ground rules set. For example, there can’t be anything dangerous or illegal — but otherwise it’s pretty much fair game!
Let the shenanigans begin!
YES DAY is Relatable
Aside from this movie being super fun, I think I enjoyed how relatable it was even more. As moms, how often do we find ourselves losing our identity once we have children? Trust me. Being a mom is my absolute favorite thing in the world, but sometimes, it’s hard to remember who you were before you became a mom.
Allison tell her kids, “I invented fun! I used to be the most fun person I knew!” So while Yes Day is basically any kids’ dream…dare I say it could even be a parents’ dream? A chance to let loose, ignore (mostly) all the rules, and have FUN with your kids!
I’m not saying this is an everyday occurrence. This is definitely a very special event that your kids will look back on and remember. And to be honest with you…it has me considering our very own Yes Day.
This past year has been HARD — for all of us, but I really feel for our children. If having a Yes Day will bring them some happiness — then why not?!
Is YES DAY Kid-Friendly? Here’s your Parents Guide:
So now that you know I’m a full supporter of having your own Yes Day, is this movie really okay for kids? Here’s what parents need to know about Yes Day on Netflix.
Yes Day is rated PG for some rude and suggestive material, and brief language. It has a runtime of 1 hour 29 minutes — the perfect family film duration. However, there are a few things parents might want to know. Let’s break down the thematic elements and take a closer look.
Violence: There is mild violence in this film. There is a fight between two characters, but it’s mostly just pushing. There is also destruction of property, and two characters get arrested.
Language: While there is no profanity in Yes Day, words like stupid and shut-up are used.
Mature Content: Three of the characters are twerking in the beginning of the movie, and one character gets hit in his groin area twice.
Age Recommendation: Taking the above into consideration, I would recommend Yes Day for ages 6 and up. It’s a great film length and it doesn’t drag on at all. Are some of the antics over-the-top? Sure. But overall it’s a wonderful escape the entire family will enjoy.
Yes Day is laugh-out-loud fun for the whole family. It’s exceptionally relatable and offers something we can all takeaway. As a mom, I especially enjoyed watching a movie that was so family focused. It’s heartfelt, a feel-good movie, and a whole lot of fun. I’m telling you, our family is going to take the #YesDayChallenge, and we will document it for sure! The only question left is, should YOU say Yes to a Yes Day?!
YES DAY Synopsis
Always feeling like they have to say NO to their kids, Allison and Carlos decide to give their three kids a YES DAY — where for 24 hours the kids make the rules. Little did they know that they’d be going on a whirlwind adventure around Los Angeles, that would bring the family closer to each other than ever before.
Starring: Jennifer Garner, Edgar Ramirez, Jenna Ortega, Julian Lerner, Everly Carganilla, Fortune Feimster, Nat Faxon, Arturo Castro, Molly Sims
I HOPE YOU FOUND THIS Netflix YES DAY PARENTS GUIDE AND MOVIE REVIEW HELPFUL FOR YOUR FAMILY. YES DAY IS AVAILABLE for streaming on Netflix.
Looking for more family friendly movies on Netflix? Check out my spoiler free parents guide and review for Finding ‘Ohana!