Back to School

Movie review by Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Classic '80s comedy has lots of profanity, innuendo.

PG-13 1986 96 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Humor revolves around sexualizing women/nudity

Adult humor, if making fun of women and sexualizing their bodies is your thing. Not funny. Every line is a sexual innuendo. Gratuitous female nudity.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 13+

doesn't deliver

Although this movie isn't as innocent as one may remember (hence its PG-13 rating), the only problem areas are the occasional innuendos, brief nudity and mild, occasional profanity. The sexism, racism and homophobia are a reflection of when this movie was made. These are not the reasons why this movie is disappointing. It is because Rodney Dangerfield comes across as funny but not very smart and, hence, doesn't belong in college. That defeats the premise of this movie.

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