Funny Farm

Movie review by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Tired '80s slapstick comedy has cursing, drinking.

PG 1998 101 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 5 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 5+


it has mild violence and mild sex and modrete language and mild drinking drugs and smoking

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 13+

Chevy Chase at his very best for teenagers and adults only

This is my favorite Chevy Chase movie after the first Vacation film. The scenery is beautiful, there are lots of very funny gags and dialogue, direction and script are both great and this movie has lots of warmth and heart. However despite those things and a PG rating this is not a film for small children. Lots of typical 80's PG-rated language like the s word, more uses of GD than I would care to count, ass and others. Chevy Chase even says the f word at one point in a mumbled manner. Chase also eats lamb fries at a restaraunt which are later revealed to be sheep testicles. Although a very funny joke it is highly inappropriate. It is a very funny, underrated movie that shows Chase at his very best but only teenagers and adults will understand the humor and that is the target audience of this film overall. Watch and have some big laughs but this is not the best choice for anyone under 13 in my opinion and this really should be PG-13.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

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