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By Betsy Bozdech, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

'80s sci-fi adventure comedy has some drinking, swearing.

Movie PG 1987 120 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+

So much sexual innuendo

Great story, good action, but so much sexuality. Cigarette smoking from the 80s was allowed everywhere. Women only get to be smart if they are also sexy.
age 10+

Nice movie a young cute Dennis Quiad

Good movie. although some bad language and a part where you see Dennis Quiad's naked butt. but its PG . its enjoyable to watch. its about the human body.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
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Directed by Joe Dante, who also helmed Gremlins, Explorers, and episodes of Steven Spielberg's sci-fi anthology series Amazing Stories, Innerspace has an unmistakably '80s feel. And not just because of Ryan's spiky, bleached hairdo and shoulder pads; there's something about the movie's mix of lighthearted spirit, engaging adventure, and slightly edgier content (including drinking, swearing, and sexual humor) that has a kinship with fellow '80s movies like The Goonies, Splash, and Ghostbusters.

Innerspace isn't quite as memorable as those movies, but it's fun, and if you like Short's showy style of humor, there's plenty to laugh at (he even gets to dance around goofily a la Ed Grimley). As long as you're OK with things getting a little bawdy at times, you could do a lot worse for a tween-friendly adventure.

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