Billy Madison

Movie review by Alex Orner, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Goofy comedy with immature humor, profanity, sex jokes.

PG-13 1995 90 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 18 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 102 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+

Funny if you like crude humor

Not my favorite Adam Sandler movie but my 15 year old and husband love it. I think it is over the top with the drinking and inappropriate language and jokes. I think even 13 might be too young, but maybe it depends on the family/child and what they have already been exposed to at that point. There is one part where Billy Madison is studying for a test with his teacher and every time he gets an answer right she takes off a clothing item. It also shows grabbing teacher's breast, looking up her skirt.. just a bit too much for the little ones right now.

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 16+

Not okay for families

It’s funny, but the behaviors date the movie. In one scene, not mentioned in the main review, Adam’s character gropes a teacher’s breast, and in another a bus driver looks up her skirt. The movie glorifies non consensual behavior, and that was really my biggest concern in watching it with my kids. I don’t mind potty humor but this is something else.

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