Parents' Guide to

Herbie Goes Bananas

By Sarah Wenk, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

More adventures of the lovable Volkswagen Bug.

Movie G 1980 93 minutes
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This installment isn't great cinema, but it's the kind of thing young children will love, and it's great family viewing. The Love Bug franchise got a shot in the arm with the Lindsay Lohan remake, so it's time to revisit the early adventures of Herbie.

Some of the native characters are portrayed in rather stereotypical ways, but there's nothing terribly offensive here. The final chase scene is very funny -- you know if Herbie goes bananas, there are going to be banana peels and, well, you get the idea. This is a silly, harmless, fun little movie, and it will be interesting to compare its relative simplicity to the newest version, which is bound to be more sophisticated, but not necessarily more charming.

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