Sixteen Candles

Movie review by Randy White, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Racy, drunken, hilarious '80s high school comedy.

PG 1984 93 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 47 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 84 reviews

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age 17+

Racism abounds

Loads of people talk about the sexism, potential date rape, nudity, and swearing, but I haven’t seen one review in which they discuss the racism. The main character’s has a Chinese exchange student, crudely named Long Duck Dong (are you kidding me?!) staying with them and he is essentially treated like some kind of pet and portrayed as idiotic and like every horrible caricature of an Asian person ever created. As much as I enjoyed as a teenager, I implore you to discuss all these questionable moments in the movie if you decide to watch it with your teenager. That is the only way we can affect real change otherwise they will think this behavior is acceptable.
6 people found this helpful.
age 16+

Funny 80's high school romcom has sex and language and drugs

My Rating: R for Sexual Content, Language, and Drug Use

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.

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