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Parents' Guide to

Coyote Ugly

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Sexist, shallow movie about bar has sex, lots of drinking.

Movie PG-13 2000 100 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 12+
age 15+

Beware sex scene!

I put this on for my 13 year old daughter because generally I don't question it if it's got a PG-13 rating (or 12 as it is here in the UK. So I was pretty surprised when they showed a pretty full on sex scene between the main characters, the girls breasts are shown and it doesn't leave much to the imagination! I've never seen a scene like that in a 12 rated film before, and I think it's inappropriate. My daughter even said, they've only known each other 2 minutes!

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (5 ):

The people behind Flashdance have delivered another movie with about the same level of believability, but with a little less flash and a lot less dance. You won't see much dance on-screen. There are no full-fledged dance numbers, just snippets of glorious long legs stomping on the bar and glimpses of glorious upper bodies as the girls hose down the paying customers. And fair warning up front: The delectable Tyra Banks appears as a Coyote bartender very briefly before going off to finish law school(!).

Flashdance gave us, unforgettably, the steel welder who wanted to be a ballerina and made extra money doing elaborate postmodern erotic dances in a working-class bar in Pittsburgh. Coyote Ugly gives us a pizza waitress from New Jersey who wants to make it as a songwriter in the big city. She is too shy to sing her songs in public, so of course she gets a job that requires her to be an exhibitionist, in the working-class bar of the title, famous for its glorious bartenders and the way they display their glory. Think Cocktail starring the Spice Girls.

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