Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Movie review by Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Silly time-capsule comedy ideal for older tweens.

PG 1989 90 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 22 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 60 reviews

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age 13+

Sex, swearing, but still very fun.

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure is a sci-fi comedy about two teenagers (Bill & Ted) who need to complete their history report by going back in time and meeting the people they are studying. There is a good deal of slapstick, but nothing comes of it. Characters are shot with guns, and Bill & Ted almost die at one point. There is also lots of sexual references. Bill & Ted see Bill's mom's breasts, they call all woman "babes," and they fall in love with princesses and kiss. As for swearing, there is "s--t," "d--k," "d--kweed," "damn," and "fag." Other than all the inappropriate things previously listed, a five-year-old could see this movie.

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Too much sex
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age 14+

Not great tween perceptions of sex

Great flashback for parents but not a great movie for tweens getting their first exposure to flirting and relationships. "Dude, that's your mom" etc is a little gross for tweens.
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