Mini-review – Not Suitable For Children

Not suitable for children

Mercifully Short Review
by Jonathan Empson


I know it’s just me, but when I look at Ryan Kwanten, I think of a potato. Same thing with Ryan Reynolds. But hey, potatoes are so hot right now.

Here Ryan K plays young and wild Jonah, who makes a somewhat implausible living running paid-entry parties at the house he inherited from his late mum. He shares it with the emotionally unintelligent Gus (Ryan Corr, not potatoey) and the level-headed but relationship-damaged Stevie (Sarah Snook, excellent). Then Jonah cops a testicular cancer diagnosis and the cure will render him infertile. Then it turns out his man-juice won’t survive cryogenics: if he wants kids, it’s now or never.

Jonah’s mad search for a potential mother should be the stuff of farce, but the comedy here is more subtle, and writer Michael Lucas keeps the outcome unpredictable. Nicely done.


Released June 28, 2012.

Jonathan Empson’s TV script Chrome was nominated for an AWGIE in 2010.

His recently completed historical drama-comedy feature Leonardo’s War is in circulation, and his black comedy-thriller Get Out of Here has been optioned.

He is represented by Rick Raftos Management.

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