101 Dalmatians (Live Action)

Movie review by Maria Llull, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

Engaging live-action canine caper has some peril, pratfalls.

G 1996 103 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 14 reviews

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age 6+

Hilarious and fun; one inappropriate scene

The movie is a lot of fun and Glenn Close's performance is brilliant. My 7-year-old loved it. We don't actually see it, but it's very heavily implied that Roger and Anita have sex on the day they first meet. This was totally uncalled for and inappropriate for a movie kids will watch. I'm not sure how anyone thought it would be a good idea to include that. It went over my kid's head, but kids any older than her would probably catch it. Some outdated gender concepts made me roll my eyes, and the villains often say "bloody."

This title has:

Too much sex
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age 6+

Watch it for Close and a lot of very cute puppies

Glenn Close NAILS it. She is terrifyingly campy and very well dressed. She is having an uproarious good time. It is difficult to hold your own against so much cuteness with those Dalmatian pups, but she manages to dominate the screen. She keeps her howling at an 11. Everyone else is there, and going through the motions. Although I enjoyed Laurie's character I did not care for their sophomoric comeuppance in the script.

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