The Graduate

Movie review by David Gurney, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Influential coming-of-age sex comedy has mature themes.

PG 1967 105 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 22 reviews

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age 16+

Classical Film: Best Viewed Age 16+

The cinematography and acting are first class, as is the production quality (especially for the 1960's). There is a fine score (Simon and Garfunkel). This is a coming of age story with a finely layered plot and unconventional twists. There is a positive message about persistence and "finding oneself," but these themes are better reserved for older teens and young adults (16+). Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft are at their finest.

This title has:

Great messages
age 17+

Mature themes appropriate for college kids or adults

The age range is too low on this. It has very mature sexual content and situations that is not appropriate for minors. The storyline is targeted for college kids and adults reliving their college years, not for teens at all. There is lots of drinking, sexual content and situations that are morally ambiguous. I cannot believe it's on the list for Best Teen Movies.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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