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By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Dated '70s sex comedy is decidedly not for kids.

Movie R 1979 123 minutes
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age 18+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 17+

Some interesting dialogue, but the film has many male gaze-y moments

Hm..I never understood the appeal of Dudley Moore and in the beginning of the film I found him to be the most difficult part about this film. As the film progressed I warmed to him and began to understand why others could possibly see him as an interesting "everyman." The film still feels like a male gaze fest though. And even thought that seems to be the point it still feels like it wants to get away with it because it claims to be self aware, but does not always question its methods. There are many layers to the story and the dialogue has some zip, especially with Julie Andrews. There's just so much more muck you have to get through.
age 18+

'10' is really a 0

Ugh. This movie is offensive! No child or adult should bother. Subjecting yourself to this trash is a waste of time. The portrayal of women is just sad.There's no excuse for the main characters actions, 'mid-lilfe crisis' or not! Keep this one far away from your family!

This title has:

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

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2):
Kids say: Not yet rated

10 is a dated film -- the swinging 1970s references, the brazen, objectifying gaze directed at its female characters. Even taking into context its original date of release, it's still pretty off-putting. Instead of embarking on a more complex examination of what men face as they age (and yes, that can be done even in a comedy), it skims the surface and prefers to stay there, or just under it. (Compare this to the original Heartbreak Kid, which charts a similarly humorous, but touching course for its lead, and there's no contest.) And when women take charge of their own sexuality, double standards come into play.

Despite this, the film does have its very funny, signature Blake Edward moments, such as when George and Jenny go to bed. Moore's ambivalent, emotionally scattered composer is fantastic. His George has surprising vulnerability, a skill also seen in his winning role in Arthur.) Andrews, too, displays her vast talent, though sadly, she isn't given more to do.

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