Parents' Guide to

Get a Clue

By Nancy Davis Kho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Lohan stars as shopping-happy teen sleuth.

Movie G 2002 83 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 8+

Cute movie for preteens and teens

There are 3 kisses not mentioned in common sense’s review. 1 peck between the mom and dad, 1 kiss on the cheek between teens, and 1 peck at the end of the movie at a wedding. Overall very mild but still worth mentioning. The main characters are rich and materialistic but throughout the movie they learn there is more to life than shopping and not to judge a book by its cover.
age 14+

Ages 14 and up

I tried watching this with my nine-year-old. The main character is a spoiled teen who is disrespectful to adults, blatantly rude, and a terrible role-model.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (5 ):

The movie features a talented and likable cast, including Lindsay Lohan just before she lost her child-like charm. Get a Clue zips along with the help of an upbeat soundtrack, funky costumes, and Manhattan backdrops (filmed in Toronto) designed to inspire location envy. Lexy and her friends overcome minor differences to cooperate and are motivated by the words of Lexy's loving dad, who tells her that hard work, imagination, and luck can accomplish almost anything. There's a complicated embezzlement scheme that will confuse kids younger than 10.

The problem is that even as Lexy's eyes are opened to the problems she's caused and the fact that one of her friends -- gasp -- lives in Brooklyn, not Manhattan, her shallowness doesn't really diminish. Her "insane obsession with material objects," as one of her classmates describes it, instead becomes a secret weapon, helping her identify fake private detectives wearing expensive watches and a jewel discounted as a flea market find. Lexy may be well-meaning, but she's no role model for parents who want their daughters to embrace more than the latest fashion magazines.

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