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By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Funny, scatalogical movie about President Nixon.

Movie PG-13 1999 95 minutes
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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Funny fiction twist on a historical event

Watched this with my 11 and 13 year old. Probably a bit of a stretch for their age. Much funnier if you know the history behind Watergate (or have kids patient enough to endure pausing to tell the history).

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The better you remember the early '70s, the more you will enjoy this very funny movie and revisiting the worst hair and clothes decade of the century. Like Forrest Gump, the girls turn out to be responsible for many of the best-remembered historical details of the era. Most of the performances are terrific. Saul Rubinek is a stand-out as Henry Kissinger, and Dan Hedaya is sensational as Richard Nixon -- needy, paranoid, and, in an hilarious dream sequence, positively endearing.

Some teens will enjoy DICK even without a grounding in the history, but they will enjoy it more if they watch All the President's Men first (Bruce McCulloch does a fine job parodying not just Carl Bernstein but also Dustin Hoffman playing Carl Bernstein).

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