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Gregory's Girl

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Sweet, low-key '80s Scottish romcom has nudity, language.

Movie PG 1982 91 minutes
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This quiet, quirky romantic comedy still charms decades after it was released, thanks mostly to the largely untrained cast of theater kids who bring fresh believability to their roles. A sleeper hit when it was released in the United States in 1982, Gregory's Girl brings a timeless quality to the universal awkwardness and confusion of the teen years that everyone can relate to or remember. The wry script gets most of its humor from low-key, goofy moments that director Bill Forsyth gives plenty of room to play out. The scenes with Gregory getting advice from his younger sister are especially sweet, and the way the group of high school girls help Gregory's date with Dorothy turn out the way it should is a refreshing change from so much mean-girl competitiveness in typical teen movies.

The Scottish accents may be a little difficult to follow at first, but you can always turn on the subtitles and turn them back off once you get the hang of them. There aren't a lot of areas of concern, but bare breasts and frequent talk about love and romance make it best for teens and up.

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