Parents' Guide to

Dance Flick

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Dumb spoof is too raunchy, gross for tweens.

Movie PG-13 2009 98 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 13+

dumb but funny

its one of those movies that are dumb but funny.

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Great messages
age 18+

Not For Kids 14 and under

it is kinda vulgar i would not recomend you let your kids see it

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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10):
Kids say (14):

Good for the Wayans family. The brothers (now in their 40s and 50s) have passed the teen-spoof mantle to the next generation, which includes actors Damon Jr., producer Craig, and director Damien Dante Wayans. The old guard still shows up in various roles, as do family friends/veteran comedians David Alan Grier (as a morbidly obese character that's part Fat Bastard, part Fat Albert) and Amy Sedaris (as an anatomically disproportioned dance teacher named Ms. Cameltoé).

While the raunch is subdued compared to the Scary Movie franchise that the elder Wayans launched, it's still gross enough to attract teens and repel older audiences. The comedy works best when it's kept simple -- poking fun at the politics of interracial relationships, teen musicals, or the stupidity of nightclub violence (the nightspot is literally called Club Violence). But the scatological stuff has been done so many times that it's just not that funny anymore. Let's hope the younger Wayans branch out beyond spoofs and try something less broad and predictable for their next project.

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