Movie review by Lori Silberman Brauner, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Ten-year-old boy in 40-year-old body is a winner.

PG-13 1996 113 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 8 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 12+

Robin Williams and Francis ford Coppola smush it together you get Jack.

This film is great although contains nudity and intense.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
age 14+

Too much many sexual references

One would think that a movie about 10 year old kids would be fine for actual 10 year olds. But in this movie Jack acts much younger than 10 but his classmates act much older. Even my 14 year old son was scandalized by the conversations the supposedly 10 year old boys had about dirty magazines and boners. He said it’s completely unrealistic in boys that age. Maybe there are some precocious ones but in general some of the conversations are way above average 10 year old level. We turned it off when we got to the bar scene with the guy talking about erectile disfunction. Never trust the ratings given by the streaming platforms. Disney+ has it as 6+. Unbelievable.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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