Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Classic teen comedy has language, lack of consequences.

PG-13 1986 103 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 52 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 225 reviews

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age 17+

Not like it used to be.

The amount of bad language in this film is absolutely pathetic. I counted over 30 profanities and I felt wrong. The amount of times they said the lords name in vain was terrible. They skip school with no consequences and very bratty behavior from the kids. DO NOT WATCH.

This title has:

Educational value
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 14+

Good but inappropriate

I have watched this movie when I was young and a couple of days ago I walked in on my 10 year old watching this movie. I’ve noticed that Ferris was looking online at a nude woman’s picture and seemed to enlarge her breast size. There is also some bad language and lost of sex, like how Camoren saw Slone Peterson before she got into the hot tub (Slone was nude). Also not good messages and role models about skipping school to ditch.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

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