Premature Reviews

January 11, 2019
The filmmakers seem not to understand the difference between a social error and sexual assault, which is deeply depressing.
March 26, 2016
Imperfect, yet energetic and complete with big laughs and heart, if you're nostalgic for the American Pie flicks, Premature will do the trick.
September 24, 2015
Yes, it's predictably crude and juvenile, but in between the bodily secretion gags there's dialogue and performances that are genuinely funny.
November 7, 2014
It's a bizarre and surprisingly clever concept that really makes the most of it for a lot of laughs.
July 24, 2014
A rapidly wearying comedy that mistakes crudeness with humor.
July 8, 2014
The rare teen comedy with serious raunch and heart, Premature is much, much better than any movie about ejaculation-triggered time travel has any right to be.
July 7, 2014
I remember laughing, but I don't remember why. It's a little like being stuck in time.
July 4, 2014
The result isn't very inspired as it clumsily mixes sophomoric gags with a more genuine satire of high-school social life, with the obligatory teachers who are dumber than the kids.
July 3, 2014
A retread of every lousy '80s high school comedy you never bothered watching.
July 2, 2014
Only undiscriminating audiences with a pronounced taste for crotch-centric tomfoolery will sample this goulash ...
July 2, 2014
So now we're stuck with a main character we know is an unrepentant sex offender, basically. Dumb!
July 2, 2014
Even with all its shortcomings, that there's a film out there that uses masturbation as a time travel device is something to celebrate.
July 1, 2014
It's not overbearing, nor is it explosively good.
July 1, 2014
Beers' giddy feature embraces the sophomoric tradition of "Porky's"-era horny male humor with a warm, consistently funny attitude, like a scrappier version of "American Pie."
July 1, 2014
Premature hits all the bases, but doesn't knock it out of the park.
July 1, 2014
A modest but likeable spin on Groundhog Day.
July 1, 2014
Mr. Beers and his fellow screenwriter, Mathew Harawitz, also have a numbing Seth MacFarlane-esque weakness for purely attention-getting crudeness and unfunny stereotypes.
July 1, 2014
While it's fun to imagine what John Waters might have done with that in the 1970s, Beers and Harawitz run dry (so to speak) very quickly, forcing them to return to their stockpile of mirthless lowbrow gags.
July 1, 2014
[T]he dim comedy Premature owes a debt to the looping time structure of Groundhog Day, but it owes more to those inglorious sex teases of the '80s, when wet dreams became waking nightmares.
March 13, 2014
This really is how Groundhog Day would go if Bill Murray was a high schooler.