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Parents' Guide to

Brewster's Millions

By Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Tamed Pryor in '80s comedy with some salty language.

Movie PG 1985 101 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+
age 10+

Kids won't understand everything, but still a good watch

This is a fun movie that involves a man who comes into an exorbitant amount of money and must spend in all within a month. The flashy spending and the idea of being popular because of money will be entertaining for your kid and be a good point of discussion after the movie. Unfortunately, there are a lot of legal, political and romantic segways your kid just won't get so they might get bored. Nonetheless, this is okay for your kid to watch.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Considering the same writers did a sharper (and racier) farce about money, race and class distinction -- Trading Places -- this one has to go in the "loss" ledger.

The hard-living Richard Pryor briefly became a Hollywood megastar, his edgy, angry commentaries showcased in a series of live concert stand-up flicks. But later her took on inoffensive good-guy roles like this, making for a much more family-friendly Pryor. Brewster's Millions is an OK time-passer, the star's underdog appeal remains intact -- but it would've been just the same if supporting John Candy (wasted here in a sidekick bit) had played Brewster instead.

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