Parents' Guide to

Blast from the Past

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fish-out-of-water comedy with some salty language.

Movie PG-13 1999 112 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 14+

Strongly suggest "mature" 14+ age limit.

I do not understand why there is a common sense age rating for 12 year olds. The film depicts an adult book store, a male prostitute dressed in drag, the term "getting" laid, and so on. Yes, children probably hear about this sort of thing at school, but viewing as a family film is not a place for my child do be exposed to these sort of things. I strongly suggest 14 and up, if you are a parent who feels these sort of situations are something you would not like exposing your "innocent" children to.
age 12+

great late 90's movie.

great movie! the music in the movie is great like I see the sun when Adam is roller blading in the park. a movie mostly for tweens and teens and if there 12 and up its alright.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (4 ):

This leisurely comedy has no surprises or special insights, but it does have attractive performers (including Dave Foley as Troy, the gay best friend). It doesn't waste much time on Adam's surprise at the changes of the last 35 years. Instead, it allows us to share his undiluted joy from the simple pleasures he has never had a chance to experience, like the sunrise and the ocean. And it's even poignant as Troy and Eve envy Adam's old-fashioned good manners and love for his family.

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