My Friend Dahmer

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Odd but honest portrayal of future serial killer as a teen.

R 2017 107 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 4 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+

It’s not bloody but suspenseful

This movie tells the story of serial killer Jeffery Dahmer when he was young. Don’t worry, it does not show his crimes (because it’s when he was young). This movie is good for people who want to learn about him. And it is full of the F word but it is fine for kids who have watched cold case files.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
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age 18+

Movie is horrible...

Movie Details

  • In theaters: November 3, 2017
  • On DVD or streaming: April 10, 2018
  • Cast: Ross Lynch, Alex Wolff, Anne Heche
  • Director: Marc Meyers
  • Studio: FilmRise
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run time: 107 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: disturbing images, language, teen drug use, drinking and sexual content, and for brief nudity
  • Last updated: September 24, 2022

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