Parent reviews for Hounddog

Common Sense says

Notorious Dakota Fanning indie too adult for kids.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 15+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 16+
Based on 5 reviews
Adult Written byMatt B. October 28, 2015

Dakota Fanning's first adult role

This movie shows Dakota Fanning getting raped and masturbating but nothing explicit.
Adult Written bywonder dove March 30, 2013

Average Elvis-themed '50s flick.

This movie isn't too bad, but a tad boring. It's mostly set in a country setting where children have to make their own entertainment without TVs and CD players in the '50s. It's very Elvis themed with lots of songs and a little girl (Dakota Fanning) who's pretty much obsessed with him and his music while living with her grandma and dad trying to cope with her mother leaving. When there's a concert in town, she gets offered tickets by a couple of boys who have more in mind than just seeing her sing. Her life seems to fall apart from there on. Sexual content has a young girl removing her clothes for some boys (nothing shown), then getting raped which shows her face and hands and a few screams. Skimpy outfits. A girl has a first kiss with her best guy friend. Violence includes the rape scene, a man gets hit by lightening that changes his life forever, snakes bites and gun shots, a dog getting killed. Language is very mild for our time but "bad" in the 50's with racial words and a few other common name calling. Smoking by adults and kids. I would not recommend this for children under 15.

This title contains:

Violence & scariness
Sexy stuff
Parent of an infant, infant, 3, and 5-year-old Written byMississippiQueen January 7, 2009
Parent of a 11, 15, and 18+-year-old Written byJulieKryger1970 January 5, 2009
Parent of a 5, 9, 11, and 14-year-old Written byJamesRobertson January 4, 2009