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A Night at the Roxbury

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Not worth seeing unless you're a huge Ferrell fan.

Movie PG-13 1998 81 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 13+

This movie is hilarious if you think SNL is funny and you get the humor. The movie is very funny with just some sex and nudity but that’s all the bad stuff. Really good overall and worth your 86 minutes of your life

age 16+

Cult classic

This is one of those love it or hate it movies. I love it, but it is not appropriate for children and young teens.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (5 ):

The plot is completely inane and exists solely to set up Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan's gags. Anyone who remembers the release of the Julia Sweeney movie It's Pat knows that comedies based on regular Saturday Night Live sketches rarely turn out as good as Wayne's World. Roxbury, Ferrell and Kattan's entry into the SNL-flick genre, is no exception. While no doubt Ferrell's immense popularity might make this oldie worth watching, anyone else will want their rental fee returned.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: October 2, 1998
  • On DVD or streaming: April 20, 1999
  • Cast: Chris Kattan , Molly Shannon , Will Ferrell
  • Director: John Fortenberry
  • Inclusion Information: Middle Eastern/North African actors, Female actors
  • Studio: Paramount Pictures
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 81 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: sex related humor, language and some drug content
  • Last updated: August 12, 2023

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