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Parents' Guide to

Baby's Day Out

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Home Alone rehash with slapstick humor, baby in peril.

Movie PG 1994 99 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 5 parent reviews

age 5+

Lots of slapstick

Funny family friendly movie but it does have a lot of nut shots. Lots of crunching and cracking sounds when the men are hit in the groin. Also there is one scene where a closeup of the bad guys crotch is shown while his nuts are being squeezed, then set on fire, then stomped out. The bad guys also use words like “gonads”. Despite that, the movie is pretty family friendly and I wouldn’t worry much about the “nutty” scenes.
age 9+
Felt that the Common Sense review of this movie let me down! I always check common sense media before my kids watch a movie to make sure the language and content are ok. This movie says d*mn and that is NOT even mentioned in the language section. It just talked about the name calling.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (6 ):

Fans of the Home Alone franchise will find much in common with this movie, also penned by John Hughes ... maybe a little too much in common. BABY'S DAY OUT follows an almost identical narrative to Home Alone 2, except, unlike Macauley Culkin, this child is still in diapers (which never need to be changed, by the way).

The predictability of the script, the unappealing villains, and the prevalence of slapstick violence will likely still appeal to elementary-aged kids and tweens, though parents will probably find the baby's precarious safety unsettling.

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