Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Imaginative, loopy romance has mature themes, profanity.

R 2004 110 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 22 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 28 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 12+

Light film has language and implied sex

Language 7/10 -There's about 25 f-bombs, and 10 damns, and a few religious exclamations Sex/Nudity 5/10 - Lots of kissing a women climbs on top of a man (they're both clothed) they begin kissing. A woman dancing in a shirt and panties (Not that sexual). The worst scene is an implied masturbation scene (it's heavily implied, I just skipped it). Violence/Intensity 3/10 - A kid hits a bird with a bat, you see the bloody bird. Some loopy scenes, may confuse and maybe even appear as intense to child viewers. Overall it has a great, creative message and the sex really isn't important to the plot you can skip it and it will likely be forgotten after viewing the movie. Language is the real problem at the end of the day.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 11+

Great movie, complicated message and a bit of sex

Before watching this movie know that much like every R rated movie and many PG-13 movies there is some sexual themes, at this day it's a normal thing in movies and kids are used to just skipping it or looking away. So just know your kid may want to look away when there is a male butt exposed or when the lady shows her clothed crotch to the man. Or when the man is briefly drawing a naked women. And that's about all the sex, there's also language though, many f-bombs and uses of sh*t, but kids are used to hearing that at school and in songs nowadays. Anyway it's a really great movie with a complicated message but if your kid is smart enough they'll figure it out and will know to not say what they hear on the screen.

This title has:

Too much sex

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