Battle of the Sexes

Movie review by Betsy Bozdech, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Moving dramedy serves up sexism, sexuality; lots of smoking.

PG-13 2017 121 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 18 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 11 reviews

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age 15+

Potty humor and sex reffernce

I really loved this sexy humor movie. Be warn, too, a-lot of language. Such as Fuck-Goddamn,etc. A sex reffernce of inspecting 'it' meaning her butt.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 12+

Uplifting film about women's empowerment and following your heart

This is an incredibly uplifting film that addresses gender and sexuality in a nuanced way. Billie Jean's conflict over her own sexuality is exquisitely drawn, and the tension that is causes for those who love her is also clear. If there's anything I object to, the buffoonish Jack Riggs made sexism seems like a joke. However, the film's many telling moments of casual sexism superbly captured an era that is not nearly far enough behind us. I was not at all concerned about the romantic scenes - if you aren't homophobic, they won't strike you as particularly graphic. There's lots worth talking about in this film.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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