Little Shop of Horrors

Movie review by Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Comic book creepiness, jazzy tunes, and fab cast.

PG-13 1986 94 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 24 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 66 reviews

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age 16+

Upsetting to watch

The domestic violence/sadism in the relationship between Audrey and the dentist is really upsetting, and definitely would be for children as well. The movie is aggressively sexist, with racist undertones. It aged terribly, but I don’t really know how they got away with a movie this violently sexist being so famous or being viewed as a comedy. Audrey is an extremely upsetting portrayal of a super submissive, gentle woman/basically a servant stuck in an abusive relationship, and an awful female role model. Kids have nothing to gain from watching this movie.

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Too much violence
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age 12+

Upsetting moments

Watched this when I was a kid and our babysitter let us sit up to see it on TV. I must have been around 9. I remember loving it, but found certain scenes really disturbing and they really haunted me. It was actually particularly the dentist scenes, and the girl coming out of the room with a hideous structure screwed into her face. It really upset me, and made me afraid of dentists for a long time.

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Too much violence
1 person found this helpful.

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