Parents' Guide to

White Chicks

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Predictable farce isn't very funny or original.

Movie PG-13 2004 100 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 25 parent reviews

age 15+

LOL This IS a funny (Mature) film!

So I'm 15 and just watched this, but I definitely don't recommend it if you're under my age. It's got some quite mature themes. 2 men dress up as a woman and it's super funny they have a dance off, and it's a super comedy for a girl's night in. I couldn't stop laughing. There's a lot of flings and it's weird in a good way. Scenes features girls in a bra, farting, thongs, sexual talk, lots of swear words. Not really suitable for watching with the family. Film also includes parties and alcohol overdose.
age 11+

Just watched this and I’m 12. Really good movie. Totally for mature kids ages 11 and up. There isn’t any sex or anything, just dirty talk, scenes in bras, and parties with alcohol and drugs. Loved itt

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (25 ):
Kids say (55 ):

Appealing performers and a couple of funny moments don't make up for a lazy and generic script in this predictable farce. This movie borrows characters and plots from many other movies. And White Chicks doesn't pay attention to its plot -- but sloppy inconsistencies like the ones here become a distraction that interferes with the ability of the audience to enjoy even the jokes that work.

Gender- and race-switching are inherently funny but the situations and jokes do very little to build on that energy and sometimes actually get in the way. There are predictable culture clashes, and predictable life lessons as the Copelands develop more empathy for women and encourage the society girls to have more self-respect. But the lessons are delivered with no more enthusiasm or sincerity than the jokes.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: June 25, 2004
  • On DVD or streaming: October 26, 2004
  • Cast: Jaime King , Marlon Wayans , Shawn Wayans
  • Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans
  • Inclusion Information: Black directors, Female actors, Black actors
  • Studio: Columbia Tristar
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 100 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: crude and sexual humor, language and some drug content
  • Last updated: February 17, 2023

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