Parents' Guide to

Full Frontal

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Some vivid moments, but overall, just so-so.

Movie R 2002 101 minutes
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age 17+

Based on 1 parent review

age 17+


it taught me not to prejudice. Dana watched that at age 13.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

FULL FRONTAL is a small, messy, improvised, non-linear film filled with intimate conversations about love, sex, boundaries, longing, and voyeurism. It recalls director Steven Soderbergh's earlier film sex, lies, and videotape.

The movie has many wonderful moments and many marvelous lines. But it does not have the improvisational brilliance of the Christopher Guest movies and comes off more like an actor's studio workshop than a film. The whole is less than the sum of its parts, but some of those parts are remarkably vivid and intriguing.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: August 2, 2002
  • On DVD or streaming: February 11, 2003
  • Cast: Blair Underwood, David Duchovny, Julia Roberts
  • Director: Steven Soderbergh
  • Inclusion Information: Black actors
  • Studio: Miramax
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run time: 101 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: very explicit sexual situations, drug use, strong language
  • Last updated: February 24, 2022

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