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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

By Grace Montgomery, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Classic musical romp with dated premise is silly fun.

Movie NR 1953 91 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Good Family Movie For Tweens And Up

This was a cute movie that we could watch with our 11 and 13 year old. It does objectify women but I don't think it would be damaging to the psyche of any young girls with a solid family value system. It is so hard to find movies for a tween and teen to watch let alone something the adults will enjoy so I have to give this a pretty solid rating.

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Taken with a grain of salt, GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES is an enjoyable movie to watch. Marilyn Monroe is at her sultry best -- though her dumb blonde routine wears a bit thin -- and Jane Russell is fantastic as her down-to-earth friend. The song-and-dance numbers are elaborate and fun, and the banter between Lorelei and Dorothy is nicely done. If you can get past the dated values and stereotypes, it's a sweet and silly film you and your musical-loving tweens and teens won't mind watching again and again.

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