Parent reviews for Being John Malkovich

Common Sense says

Kids won't get this sex-driven, head-trip comedy.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 15+
Based on 4 reviews
Parent of a 17-year-old Written byNiknicIN August 31, 2019

Uncomfortable watching with my 17 year-old

I would be okay with my son seeing this movie on his own, but there is extremely explicit sex in this movie. You see a woman astride a man several times, in the midst of sex. There isn't nudity (maybe one breast), but my son definitely felt uncomfortable watching this with me in the room.

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Sexy stuff
Adult Written bythegermaniclanguageb January 18, 2018

This title contains:

Sexy stuff
Adult Written bysarge123 February 5, 2015
Parent of a 7 and 10-year-old Written bykaelcarp March 27, 2013

Superb movie, will not be understood by younger teens and kids

I would rate this among the top three or four movies I have ever seen. It is one of the only movies I have seen multiple times in the theater. It is funny, sad, compelling, insightful, surprising, and completely original. A true classic (at least to me).

As for kids, I think older teens would get it and have fun with it, especially those who are somewhat heady and intellectual. If you are not comfortable letting your kids watch movies with sexuality, avoid this one, as the sex discussion is very frank (though in no way gratuitous).

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Sexy stuff
Parent of a 5-year-old Written byslantmaster March 20, 2011

One of my favorite films as a kid

My parents showed me a lot of films young and this was likely my favorite film when I was about eight. It didn't disturb me too much and I still like it now. I think younger kids can watch it, they wouldn't understand the messages, it won't be harmful to your child.

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Violence & scariness
Sexy stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking