Blue Velvet

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Surreal, graphic shocker of small-town sin.

R 1986 120 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 15 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Wait..what's happening? No idea...just go with it.

A winding twisted ride that for many was their first foray into David Lynchdom. A worthy inclusion into the pantheon of "what's going on? no idea just go with it"...type of films. I never had a clue as to what was going to happen from one minute to the next, my preferred mode of film watching.
age 18+

Not for kids

Definitely not for kids!! And not for adults who care about the portrayal and objectification of women in movies for no other reason than for ratings and satisfying a warped sense of getting off. A woman rapes a young man. The female lead character is abused and thinks she enjoys being beaten. She is objectified through the movie quite regularly showing full nudity. Talks about her nipples getting hard etc. Has to spread her legs wide for a lunatic. Fetish scenes that are aggressive and damaging to women. Scenes that don't make sense- she is naked throughout a scene after having been beaten and then taken to a house where people try to help her but she stands fully nude through the scene just for kicks for the viewer..just disappointing this stuff is entertainment for some people.socially irresponsible

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex

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