Parents' Guide to

The Right Stuff

By Randy White, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Exciting '80s astronaut movie has cursing, sex.

Movie PG 1983 200 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 14+

Great movie, but the language and content would be "R" today...

Great historical movie, but some sexual content, and at least four F-bombs. Not expected in a PG movie.
age 17+

Really good- For Teens

Showed this in my HS Science class, not a fan of the sperm donation scene. Wouldn't recommend.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (8 ):

This fine adaptation of Tom Wolfe's best-selling book is over three hours long, but a well-structured story, stellar acting, and exciting action sequences make the time fly. Especially hilarious is a ridiculous sequence where the astronauts-to-be, including ultra-cocky contestant Gordo, undergo a barrage of pointless medical and endurance tests. The only fellow who seems unruffled by the ordeal is John Glenn, a former Marine whose charm and moral stature never waver. The Right Stuff is an epic love letter to America's aviator heroes, but its reverent tone is interjected with plenty of humor.

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