Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Movie review by Ellen Twadell, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Teen movie is full of sex, drugs, and misbehavior.

R 1982 90 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 18 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+

Heckerling started the teen sex comedy

The film that started the high school, mall culture, sex, drugs, and fast-food jobs narratives. Now these films are plentiful, but Heckerling nailed this culture! This film still stands as an original and the Go-Go's in the background pulse through this film. The reverberations of this film and how it shifted teen culture is still seen, Stranger Things Season 3 anyone?
age 12+

Good

Violence 1/5 Sex 4/5 Language 5/5 Drinking/Drugs/Smoking 5/5

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Movie Details

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