Dunston Checks In

Movie review by Erika Milvy, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Silly orangutan brightens lackluster family flick.

PG 1996 89 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 13+

I’m might need a new job soon

I was heading out on a school camp for year 5/6. We needed some G rated movies for the bus, I do not have that many. I found my Dunston Checks In DVD and was reminded of how much I loved this movie at their age. I couldn’t wait to show it to them. They loved it! The bus had a beautiful silence over it whilst the movie played. Dunston the orangutan was a crowd favourite, this movie was perfect for children. You can imagine my surprise when one of the characters suddenly yelled “holy shit” at the top of his lungs when he realises there is an orangutan in his 5 star hotel. I have never heard children so quiet in my life. They aren’t allowed to say shit, I’m not allowed to say shit but suddenly this feel good family film, (rated G I’ll remind you) was screaming the word. They all looked at me for answers as a scrambled to find the DVD cover and confirm it was rated G. It’s not often I am speechless but I was this afternoon. All I could do was tell them that this is a G rated movie and clearly they made a mistake with that line. So yeah, that’s dissapointing and let’s hope 43 kids forget that part of the movie and don’t tell their parents even though it’s fresh in their memory because it was the trip home. If they share this if anyone on here has a job available that would really help me out. Cheers

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 6+

Good movie, bad language is totally unnecessary

Great family movie, however, there is some cussing and one scene where Costanza is talking under his desk and a man asks "why is he talking to his c--k?!" TOTALLY forgot about that part when watching with my kids!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing

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