Movie review by Scott G. Mignola, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Wonderful story with some very mature material.

PG 1988 104 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 34 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 89 reviews

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age 16+

Does anyone see the pedophilia thread here?

Why does there need to be an implied sex scene between the adult and the adult whom we know is actually a child. In fact that adult is someone we have grown to care about and trust in the movie and continue to trust and see as good by the end. Do we not see how confusing this is for children or young teens who are watching this film? I’m sorry, but this is a completely inappropriate film, although funny and with actors we know and love. If this was truly a film for kids ( even teens), then please spare us the sexual and implied content between the adult and the child. I actually find this beloved film quite disturbing. Yet another 80s family movie with some inappropriate adult content slipped in but defended because it’s a classic.
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age 16+

Definitely not PG

Disney+ has it rated as PG, while that doesn’t mean no cussing there is a use of the F-word and scenes that I would consider borderline pushing the PG boundary.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.

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