Pretty in Pink

Movie review by Marjorie Kase, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Dated high school tale is still fun for teens.

PG-13 1986 96 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 30 reviews

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age 12+

Has great music

This was a great movie that had great music.
age 12+


this movie is a classic but of course its not ment for kids so you so their is some things that you should be aware of to talk about before you watch this movie because sex is strongly inplied but talk to you kids about safe sex first and that SEX IS NOT A BAD THING!!!! just you should not have it a 15/16 is too young. Also thare is some kissing which kids have been exposed to things way worse. Also thare is some teens underage drinking but talk to your kids about it. Also there is some languae but remeber to tell your kids that just because a movie said it does not mean you shoud say it out loud overall pretty in pink is OK for MATURE 12 year olds

This title has:

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

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