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Get Over It

By Common Sense Media, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Tired teen fare full of drinking, grossout humor.

Movie PG-13 2002 90 minutes
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age 12+


Good movie uh mostly for teens and preteens i thought Kristen Dunst was gouerous in this movie. well done thats all i have to say!

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Tired genre elements here include the "parents are out of town, let's invite the whole school over" party scene, plenty of gross-out humor, and adults portrayed as idiots. When Berke is arrested during a strip club raid, his parents (played by Swoozie Kurtz and Ed Begley, Jr.), say they're proud of him for getting on with his life after a painful breakup, and encourage him to go home and masturbate. When they catch him hosting a party at their home, they remark "If we had known, we would've sprung for a DJ," and offer him condoms.

The school's drama teacher is equally irresponsible, but laughing at teachers is somewhat of a time-honored institution in teen movies. Martin Short is hilarious as the flamboyant, self-important school musical director. (Parents should note, however that he bullies students and drinks from a flask).

Movie Details

  • In theaters: January 14, 2002
  • On DVD or streaming: January 14, 2002
  • Cast: Colin Hanks , Kirsten Dunst , Shane West
  • Director: Tommy O'Haver
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors
  • Studio: Dimension
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 90 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: some crude/sexual humor, teen drinking and language
  • Last updated: June 21, 2023

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