Guys and Dolls

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Classic Sinatra/Brando musical is a whole lot of fun.

NR 1955 150 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 10 reviews

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age 13+

Includes sexual micro aggressions, maybe more

One of the main characters slips the lead actress a drink so she will kiss him. She was portrayed as so drunk she doesn’t remember. At the end of the show, everyone repents and everyone is in love. This show is a product of its time but I certainly want my daughter to be old enough to watch to have an analytical discussion about it.
age 10+

Great classic. Tweens and up will enjoy.

I have always loved old movies...especially musicals. This is an excellent production. The messages for kids are a little iffy...alcohol use (one character gets very drunk) and gambling is a big theme throughout the movie (crap-shoot). Technically the main characters are gang members and keep dodging the police. And one of the woman co-stars is a night club dancer/singer who does a couple somewhat questionable dance numbers. However, the end is happy with the them all reforming their ways and getting married. : )

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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