Parent reviews for His Girl Friday

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Common Sense says

age 12+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 3 reviews

age 12+

You will be glad you didn’t miss this one!

Cary Grant. Sometimes I think that’s all a movie needs to be warranted a must see...but since some people don’t know the magic of Cary Grant alone, for this movie, Rosalind Russell really completes Grant’s character. He’s smooth & sharp while she’s beautiful & quick witted. This movie will hold your interest from beginning to end, just don’t leave the room without pausing it first! This is a perfect movie for any mood. It’s funny without trying & it’s definitely a “feel-good” flick all the way around. It’s a classic in my opinion!

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Great role models
age 18+

A classic - both in terms of progressiveness and banter

The film is a classic, partly because of the performances by Cary Grant et al - but more because of the fast paced and outstanding dialogue. It's worth watching repeatedly because so many of the zingers go unnoticed first time round. But beyond beyond being a film full of good performances and fast and witty lines - it also projects a woman (in 1940 no less) as strong and more than able to deal with difficult men. It's a joy to watch. Though as others have noted there is a dark moment when a woman throws herself from a window - amazingly and not very effectively this is softened by one of the reporters noting that she 'is moving'.... That aside it has depth, humor, pace and actually leave you uplifted. Highly recommended.

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Great messages
Great role models
age 12+

Fast-patter dialogue may be too fast for kids to appreciate

This movie lives on its fast-patter dialogue and has limited action. The chief challenge with the dialogue is that it may be too fast for younger kids to understand and appreciate. Also, the core of the story (a man is about to be hanged for murder, no one questions he committed the murder, yet the reporters are trying to get him a reprieve) may be confusing for many kids.

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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 12+

True Classic

If you can get your tweens and teens to watch black and white movies, then this classic is a great one.

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Too much violence
Great messages
Great role models