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age 17+

Classic '80s comedy; not for kids.

Movie R 1980 130 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 12+

PG-13 for sexual content and nudity

Literally the only reason this movie is rated R is because of the sex scene that shows a woman's breasts for about 10-15 seconds. I know this because the movie only uses the F-word once (and not in a sexual context) and there are only like one or two references to drugs. I watched it when I was 11. Your kid will be fine.

This title has:

Too much sex
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age 14+

Damaging portrayals of women and sexuality

I still found this movie funny as hell. But -- beyond the sex scenes and nudity -- the portrayal of women here is damaging, unless your kids already know how to watch movies from this period with a critical eye. Of the 3 female characters, one is a foil for her rich husband, and the other 2 exist and find joy only in having sex with multiple generally unappealing men. It's pretty classic 70s/80s fare, which is all the more reason to call this out and not normalize it.

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10):
Kids say (39):

At the time of its release, no film had ever pushed the envelope of crude humor like Caddyshack. Having emerged from Saturday Night Live with incredible success, legends Bill Murray and Chevy Chase were in their comedic prime. Their ability to riff one-liners and develop side-splitting characters made Caddyshack one of the most quotable films of all time.

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