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Parents' Guide to

A Goofy Movie

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Even tweens will enjoy this road trip with Goofy.

Movie G 1995 78 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 12+

Not for little kids at all

The first scene is absolutely terrifying to little kids. My four year old was shaking in terror. The whole movie has high school themes. Boy likes girl and pines for her. Not something I want my little kids to watch or worry about ever.
age 5+

Not scary, teen/tween themes

This film is not scary at all. My kid enjoyed it at five. There are some teen/tween issues - it will depend on your kid whether they find those interesting or not. As a European, I did not find any elements inappropriate for children (seems like some Americans disagree). There are also more general family themes.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (14 ):

Free of the pressures that sometimes smother the big Disney releases, this movie has a refreshingly casual feel, with some sly humor, even daring to poke fun at Disney itself. The teen characters are contemporary without the prepackaged feel of other Disney productions (like "The New Mickey Mouse Club"), and there are lively songs performed by by Tevin Campbell. It's a shame that the G rating might scare off the film's optimal audience, the 10-14 age group. If you can persuade them to take a look, they will find much to enjoy and identify with.

One of the great existential questions of childhood, memorably explored in Stand By Me, is "If Mickey is a mouse, and Pluto is a dog, what is Goofy?" Goofy may be in a class (and genus) of his own, as we see in the thoroughly enjoyable A GOOFY MOVIE. At the center of the story is Max, struggling through the torturous insecurity and self-consciousness of adolescence. Like all teens, he is humiliated by his father's goofiness. But the movie's great joke is that in this case, his father is not just goofy, he is Goofy, the Goof of all Goofs, the Uber-Goof!

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