Parents' Guide to

Bride of Chucky

By Carly Kocurek, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Grisly, tongue-in-cheek sequel isn't for kids.

Movie R 1998 88 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 17 parent reviews

age 16+

Love this movie, I’ve watched it twice

Ok, so, let me start with that I’m 13, and I love horror movies. Most of the reviews say how violent this movie is. It is bloody, but the SFX is so outdated that it doesn’t have the same scare factor it did in 1998. It does of some romantic scenes, but they aren’t very explicit. This movie has a lot of cursing, and I’d say be careful if you’re sensitive to that kind of thing. The plot is a bit cheesy, but I think it adds to its charm in a way. It’s very funny, I laughed out loud during some parts, and I love the acting. ANYWAY, this is my take on it
age 18+

NOT for children under 18.

I think the Childs Play series is just fine, but not for children. The movie consists of the killer doll 'Chucky', or Charles Lee Ray. In this movie, he finds his former girlfriend, Tiffany (Tiff), And she brings him back to life. He then kills her and turns her into a doll. The movie continues and Chucky proposes to Tiffany, and then have sex. I don't understand the 2+ ratings, since there is drug usage, sexual content, violent murders, and much more. Anyway, I would rate this movie 18+.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (17 ):
Kids say (74 ):

In movies like this one, viewers see the horror genre begin to implode, and it is definitely fun to watch. Horror film franchises, much like the supernatural killers they focus on, often just won't die; Bride of Chucky is the fourth installation in the Child's Play series, and it will not be the last. Nonetheless, not all sequels are bad, and this one successfully takes the low road to self-parody. Self-referential to an extreme, the movie pokes fun at itself and the entire horror genre.

As Tiffany, Jennifer Tilly demonstrates her ability to play a campy role to the hilt – obsessing about marriage and Martha Stewart while committing acts of unspeakable violence. The film's over-the-top plotline is echoed by a visual aesthetic that often seems to borrow from John Waters.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: October 16, 1998
  • On DVD or streaming: March 23, 1999
  • Cast: Jennifer Tilly , John Ritter , Katherine Heigl
  • Director: Ronny Yu
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors, Asian actors
  • Studio: Universal Pictures
  • Genre: Horror
  • Run time: 88 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: strong horror violence and gore, language, some sexual content and brief drug use
  • Last updated: September 8, 2023

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