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Common Sense Media says

Sumptuous version, both earthy and enchanted.

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Teen, 13 years old Written bydurf15 May 14, 2012
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14
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a little inappropriate

OK, first there is more than one scene of nudity, both male and female, although most of it is hard to see, it also has a few bad words too.

What other families should know
Too much sex
Teen, 16 years old Written byBestPicture1996 May 1, 2012
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15
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Faithful adaptation

After reading the book (which can be tedious at times, but you're glad you tackled the classic at the end) I can report that it was very true to the source, Shakespeare's language in it remained. The acting is fine, especially Kline and Tucci who seem to have the most fun with their roles. There's a startling amount of nudity in this movie, which surprised me when they showed it at school.

What other families should know
Too much sex
Teen, 15 years old Written byOfficial Critic May 31, 2012
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10
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Dull, boring, irritating, one movie you should skip out

Boring, lame and dull. It's so goddamn long (since it is so boring), with irritating voices and a stupid plot. There are no funny scenes, no action scenes, NOTHING. Just a complete dull movie.

What other families should know
Great messages
Too much sex
Kid, 12 years old Written bykatterick October 21, 2012
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12
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N/A

It was a good movie but its not my type. But we watched it in school so cant be so inappropriate or teachers would not choose it.

What other families should know
Too much sex
Educator and Parent Written byCrotonParent May 11, 2013
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13
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MIDsummer - MIDddle school not so much...save it for high school

I showed this movie to my 7th graders. While some of them thought it was fairly appropriate, some probably felt it was a bit mature for them. The acting is okay. There really is no great version for kids under the age of 13-14 to enjoy, but then again, it really is best suited for high school and older.

What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent of a 12 year old Written bycrankylibrarian January 3, 2014
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10
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Terrrific intro to Shakespeare for tweens

One of the funniest adaptations of one of Shakespeare's funniest plays. Stanley Tucci steals the show, playing Puck as a decidedly earthbound underling, in awe of, yet exasperated by his suave demanding boss Oberon. The lovers (Including Dominic West from "The Wire" and "Batman" Christian Bale) pull off some wonderful slapstick, yet Kevin Kline (Bottom) and the other mechanicals are unexpectedly touching.

What other families should know
Great messages
Too much sex