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By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Entertaining, great actors but not a home run.

Movie PG-13 1999 97 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 15+

Innocence preservation

A few too many references to sex. I think it better for kids to wait until they are little older to watch this one.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 2+

read this and enjoy the movie

nothing sexual in it and a great movie!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (5):

BOWFINGER has some very funny moments but is oddly low-key, from its slow set-up of the premise to its lack of follow-through on some of the comic possibilities. Some of the humor may be too inside for those who do not follow Hollywood gossip. Watching Martin, Murphy, Baranski, and Graham -- all in fine form here -- is reason enough to see any movie, but in this case the script (written by Martin) is not as strong as it could have been.

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