Parent reviews for Blue Velvet

Common Sense says

Surreal, graphic shocker of small-town sin.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 15+
Based on 16 reviews
Adult Written byStar review September 10, 2019

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 contains:

Violence & scariness
Sexy stuff
Adult Written byJim24 January 23, 2019
One of the greatest films ever made, Blue Velvet is a romantic, disturbing work of art that’s a must watch for any mature teen and up. The film features a couple of scenes of lovemaking with nudity, although consensual, romantic and not graphic. There’s some weird fetish stuff going on too (slapping), so be forewarned. Even then, it’s not too bad for older teens provided they like thinking movies.
Adult Written byBob B. June 9, 2018
Adult Written byMike H. June 8, 2018

Lynch’s masterpiece

Amazing! Everyone should watch it.

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Adult Written byBooksBooks March 24, 2012

Your kids don't need to be sheltered from everything.

While I understand that it is a parental instinct to protect you child, there is no need to hide them from everything.
Your child isn't as innocent as you think.
Kids grow up fast these days.
Teens here all sorts of language, teens have sex, they see the drinking/drug taking in society.
You just have to trust that you raised them to make sensible choices.

Long story short, its a good movie. Your kids won't be as shocked as you think.
Adult Written byhuskaroo October 15, 2011

Rated -R

Sexual, psycho and great.

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Violence & scariness
Sexy stuff
Language
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adult Written byfinallyfree August 20, 2011

Caution. Not for kids.

I can see how this could be very confusing for young adults who are not sexually aware due to the rape/ fetish scenes. Wouldn't even watch this with a young person in earshot to be honest due to the sexual violence.
Adult Written byshootingstar11 June 10, 2011

Why would anyone think this is for kids...?

Oh my goodness. No one should ever show this to kids, or teens for that matter... It's a good movie for adults though, adults absolutely being the key word.

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Violence & scariness
Sexy stuff
Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Parent Written byFilmDad February 17, 2011

This title contains:

Violence & scariness
Sexy stuff
Language
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Positive Messages