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By Alistair Lawrence, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

'90s rock 'n' roll comedy has swearing, sexual references.

Movie PG-13 1994 92 minutes
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A critical and commercial flop, this rock 'n' roll comedy nonetheless features a cast of comedic talent who between them have enough screen presence and comic timing to carry its so-so screenplay. Decades later, Airheads also ticks a few nostalgia boxes. Rock music fans are likely to get a kick out of cameos from everyone from Motorhead frontman Lemmy to Rob Zombie to Beavis and Butthead. Elsewhere, anyone who tuned into Saturday Night Live in the '90s is sure to remember the early promise shown by the likes of Adam Sandler and Chris Farley, both of whom appear in supporting roles here.

In the lead, Fraser manages to balance Chazz's earnestness and selfishness, showing the light and shade of creative people who are desperate to "make it." His sketched-in relationship with love-interest Kayla (Amy Locane) is one of several things that date Airheads. But this is a movie that's trying to have a good time more than anything else, and for the most part it manages to live out a playful night of wish fulfillment.

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