Kid reviews for Blue Velvet

Common Sense says

Surreal, graphic shocker of small-town sin.
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Parents say

age 14+
Based on 9 reviews

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age 15+
Based on 16 reviews
Teen, 14 years old Written byFilms123 July 13, 2020

Surreal David Lynch mystery is for older teens only.

Excluding one scene, this movie could easily be a 13+. However, there’s a specific scene which I guess could be forwarded, but it’s better not to as it’s crucial to the plot. It’s not particularly violent, with some beatings and a severed ear. Oh, and there’s some shooting. The sex is the main issue really. Blue Velvet is a mature, surrealist drama that is best suited for older teens.

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Teen, 17 years old Written byThe Lieutenant June 2, 2020

Blue... Velvet woah woah woah

Eh it's a really good film but the use of f**k is so common throughout the whole film, ever time you see Dennis Hopper he says F**K over and over. It's laughable. Full frontal male and female nudity. Not as bad from the female. It's a dark gritty but very good movie overall.

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Teen, 15 years old Written byCaesar2018 June 9, 2018

Amazing

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Teen, 16 years old Written byantonio kirawa December 6, 2017
blue velvet contains full frontal male and female nudity, about 55 uses of the f-word, some scenes involving drugs (the bad guy inhales intoxicating gas)
and some violence. a man is shot in the head ( a little blood shown),an unconscious man is shot off-screen, a man is beaten (mostly off screen), and a severed ear is found. ( it looks a bit unrealistic). the movie also contains a non-penatrative "rape" scene. (lasts about three seconds). blue velvet is a fantastic film that could easily be shown to teens who can take a movie with some sex and swearing.

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Teen, 17 years old Written byChrisL1122 September 28, 2014

Packed full of meanings

This is a masterpiece of confusing, i will recommend it to anyone.
I will try and keep this spoiler free but if not.
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I have just watched and reviewed the film and it has secret meanings which i would never have noticed unless i didn't review it as well, it is an amazing film and it is a bit disturbing but only in one scene where Jeffrey Beaumont and Dorothy Vallens meet and then Frank Booth interrupts, then something happens and Jeffrey is in the closet.
So throughout the film we learn more and more about Dorothy which then starts to intrigue us, the Viewer.

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Teen, 17 years old Written byRustyShackleford August 30, 2014

David Lynch's Masterpiece

What starts as a investigation of a severed human ear slowly turns into a surreal exploration of man's darker side. Jeffrey Beaumont is told of a woman who is rumored to be connected to a severed ear he finds in a field, by Sandy. He tells her he's going to sneak into her apartment, and when he's discovered by her while doing so, he realizes there is something far more sinister lurking beneath his small town.
There is always something lurking just below the surface in this film, sometimes it's closer to the surface than you think. David Lynch plays you like a piano, pulling you from scene to scene as the tension builds, eventually exploding in Jeff's encounter with the psychotic Frank Booth, played by Dennis Hopper whose performance in integral to the film's success. Frank is one those people who even his own friends are scared of. Hopper plays him so over the top that the only stopping you from laughing at his every word is because you're too terrified to open your mouth.
Blue Velvet is one the most adult movies ever, but I doubt that most kids would be interested in seeing it, or understand it if they did see it. No one in the film is a good role model, and a deep feeling of despair underscores the latter half of the film. The adult nature of the film is more stemmed from the themes of the film instead of the content. There isn't a lot of violence or swearing, except for when Frank Booth is on the screen. The sex in the film is very violent, and is the most troublesome aspect of the film, but older teenagers should be able to handle it.
Blue Velvet is one of the best neo-noir films ever made, as well as the best film by David Lynch.
Teen, 14 years old Written byitsrainingfrogs July 14, 2014

An absorbing, disturbing, dreamlike thriller.

Probably David Lynch's easiest to follow films, Blue Velvet is a twisting thriller of two young people who set out on their own to solve a mystery involving a severed ear, a lounge singer, and the mob. Most notable is Dennis Hopper's dark, over-the-top performance as the lead antagonist.
Sex: Frequent sexual content. A few sex scenes that include nudity. A major character is kept as a prisoner and sexually abused by the lead antagonist, shown at least once onscreen. A scene takes place in a brothel; no nudity.
Violence: A woman is sexually abused by the lead antagonist, shown onscreen at least once. A woman is shown severely beaten. A man is shot in the head. Two bloody dead bodies are discovered in an apartment.
Language: The word f*** is used nonstop by the lead antagonist.
Substance Abuse: Some characters smoke and drink. The lead antagonist inhales an unspecified drug from an oxygen mask.
Intensity: A highly unpleasant, though great, movie. A character is sexually abused to the point of becoming suicidal.

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Teen, 17 years old Written byPrincessCharmed797 March 10, 2013

Blue Velvet

"Blue Velvet" is a psychological thriller by David Lynch. It became a cult classic over the yearsbbut also was pretty controversial. David Lynch's unique style is clearly visible and he tries to create an unsettling and somehow surreal athmosphere - even though this movie follows a plot and keeps sticking to it. We see unusual shots of candles being set on fire, bugs crawling around and strangely distorted faces. However, there still is a plot that follows around a more or less usual thriller story: we've got a case of a possible murder and a character tries to find out what's behind this, and then covers up something even worse. The movie is particularly interesting for its unique editing style and its optical look, but also because of the acting skills of Dennis Hopper. But you need to know that this movie is nowhere like thriller movies most viewers are used to. It creates its athmosphere in a more subtle, psychological way. (SPOILERS may follow:) There is mainly one scene why this movie is not suitable for most ages: a man in a closet watches a woman in her apartment, suddenly, another man comes in and violently starts beating the woman in a very disturbing fashion, and suddenly starts violently raping her. This is fully shown, but it is brief. Apart from this scene, there are scenes of sensual sexual content (no full frontal nudity in the whole movie) , one scene of interrupted fellatio (only seen from behind and the scene stops after a few seconds), a violent beating, a scene in which two people can be seen dead from being shot in the head (blood is present, one man is still standing) and a scene in which a man is shot in the head in slow motion (there is blood). The movie's theme focuses around a severed ear (there is no blood, you see some ants crawling on it and it is a bit decaying). Except for the rape scene, the violence is nothing you would not expect from an episode of CSI. The sexual content is strong, but not at the NC-17 level. There is frequent strong language in nearly every sentence said by Dennis Hopper's character. The reason I rated this 16 is the rape scene, but if your kid handles sexual violence, there is nothing you would not expect from a thriller/crime movie. You may need to talk to your kids before watching this movie - better watch it alone and then decide if it's okay. (END OF SPOILERS)

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Teen, 16 years old Written byevolinag October 15, 2012

Interesting psychological thriller takes caution for a scene of strong violence!

"Blue Velvet" is a psychological thriller by David Lynch.
It became a cult classic over the yearsbbut also was pretty controversial.
David Lynch's unique style is clearly visible and he tries to create an unsettling and somehow surreal athmosphere - even though this movie follows a plot and keeps sticking to it. We see unusual shots of candles being set on fire, bugs crawling around and strangely distorted faces.
However, there still is a plot that follows around a more or less usual thriller story: we've got a case of a possible murder and a character tries to find out what's behind this, and then covers up something even worse.
The movie is particularly interesting for its unique editing style and its optical look, but also because of the acting skills of Dennis Hopper.
But you need to know that this movie is nowhere like thriller movies most viewers are used to. It creates its athmosphere in a more subtle, psychological way.
(SPOILERS may follow:)
There is mainly one scene why this movie is not suitable for most ages:
a man in a closet watches a woman in her apartment, suddenly, another man comes in and violently starts beating the woman in a very disturbing fashion, and suddenly starts violently raping her. This is fully shown, but it is brief.
Apart from this scene, there are scenes of sensual sexual content (no full frontal nudity in the whole movie) , one scene of interrupted fellatio (only seen from behind and the scene stops after a few seconds), a violent beating, a scene in which two people can be seen dead from being shot in the head (blood is present, one man is still standing) and a scene in which a man is shot in the head in slow motion (there is blood).
The movie's theme focuses around a severed ear (there is no blood, you see some ants crawling on it and it is a bit decaying).
Except for the rape scene, the violence is nothing you would not expect from an episode of CSI. The sexual content is strong, but not at the NC-17 level.
There is frequent strong language in nearly every sentence said by Dennis Hopper's character.
The reason I rated this 16 is the rape scene, but if your kid handles sexual violence, there is nothing you would not expect from a thriller/crime movie.
You may need to talk to your kids before watching this movie - better watch it alone and then decide if it's okay.
(END OF SPOILERS)

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Teen, 17 years old Written bydavyborn May 1, 2012

Extraordinarily brilliant, but profoundly explicit and disturbing. Not for kids

Blue Velvet is a film that divides many people. On one side, you have the fans who hail it as a masterpiece, and a instant cul classic of surreal imagery and sexual domination. and, on the other side, you have the people who were as immeditately dumb-struck now as they were whent he film came into theaters in 1986, and shocked virtually everyone who watched it. Now, Blue Velvet has a very intricate plot, and I think what disurbed everyone so much is that there is such a thin line between sadistic sexual violence and good-natured small town life, and, whent he lineis finally crossed and the sexual depravity of the film is revealed in full, it is a briillant, entertaining and extremely ugly spectacle that just won't go away. Now, the basic begins of the plot are fairly widley known to most cineaphiles, but just in case for people who still aren't familiar with the plot, here is the first part of it: Jeffrey Beaumont has recently retunred to his home town after college, where he discovers that his father has had afatal heart attack and races home to dsicover that he will mostlikely be inn good care. SOund normal so far, right? Hey, this is David Lynch we're talking about, here! Anyways, so..on his way back from the hopistal, he finds a severed human ear in a field, and immediately alearts the local police chief about this. Blue Velvet is the klind of movie that weaves a pattern through a series a storylines, running through each other until they all crash down into each other during the climax, which may be shocking to almost any viewer who watches it, but David Lynch directs the film with a grand feel of clasic film noire, with the whole movie feeling like a bit of a old fashioned mystery, as much as a sadistic morality tale. But, that being said, this film barely squeeked by with a R Rating, and here is the following offensive content in the movuie that every parent should not about, and everything is pretty much as follows: There are several scenes of strong, graphic and very disturbing sexual content, which occasionaly involves both nudity and violence, with several shot's of full frontal nudity on both men and women, implied rape scenes, and even a main plot point about how a sexy night club singer is forced to perform sexual favors for a brutal, throughourly intimidating town thug named Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper, in easilly his greatest performance, ever), in seeral sceneas which will no dobt disturb pretty much everyone who watches the movie. also, there is strong graphic violence throughout the movie, as well, with several scenes of bloody, mangled bodies, dismembered body parts and several brutal beatings. And, finally, there is lot's of strong profanity throughout the movie, with about 58 uses of F-ck, but also with other words present as well, such as many uses of sh-t, a--, h-ll- b-tch, wh-re, d-mn, g-dd-mnit, p-ss-y and more. So, Blue Velvet definitely isn't for anyone, let alone children, but those who can stomach this kind of violence well no doubt be thoroughly fascinated and entertained by this disturbing little thriller.

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Kid, 12 years old March 31, 2012

A beautiful masterpiece, but not for kids.

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Teen, 13 years old Written bycerealkiller189 March 11, 2012

What the.......

I got this from Amazon saw it with my dad.This was one heck of a masterpiece beautiful but should not be shown to anyone under 15 at least.This is #21 something on my 25 Most Disturbing Movies Of All Time list.
Here are the top 5:
5.Slaughtered Vomit Dolls
4.August Underground Mordum/Penance
3.Salo
2.Men Behind Sun
1.Philosophy of a knife(Incredible,I must say)
And yes,I've sen all these movies,I'm not sociopathic or anything.
MATURE VIEWERS ONLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Teen, 14 years old Written byBrandon4News March 9, 2011

One of cinema's greatest accomplishments. Not for kids.

This psycho-sexual thrill ride contains plenty of sex, nudity, violence and language.

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Teen, 15 years old Written byshadowexile6 February 3, 2011
its david lynch, very messed up movie though i must say. I regret seeing it the age that i did, i really suggest waiting until one is an adult to see this. And i can take a good deal of R rated movies but this one was just a little over the top in terms of sex and language

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Teen, 16 years old Written bywho3697cares November 8, 2009
Another masterful voyage into the unreal from David Lynch.
Teen, 17 years old Written byoctober1985 July 20, 2009

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