Parents' Guide to

Little Nicky

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

This is no Wedding Singer.

Movie PG-13 2000 90 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 12+

The age rating should be lower! (it shouldn't be 15+)

Kids in the young teen range (12 - 15 and even older) can handle most Adam Sandler movies. Most Adam Sandler movies aren't that bad. Little Nicky being one of them, this movie has a few curse words, but that's it. And the curse words in the film aren't that bad. Kids got to grow up at some point.

This title has:

Great messages
age 2+

Nothing much

It has some scenes about sex but its funny

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6):
Kids say (22):

Sandler fans will enjoy this, though it may not have the cross-over appeal of The Wedding Singer. There are two kinds of Adam Sandler movies: the kind where he plays a complete idiot and uses a (supposedly) funny voice through it all and the kind where he just plays a sweet doofus with his regular voice. Generally, those regular voice movies (Happy Gilmore, Big Daddy, and The Wedding Singer) are more broadly appealing than the funny voice movies, like The Waterboy. Although LITTLE NICKY is in the funny-voice category, it benefits from higher production values and a strong supporting cast and ranks as one of the better Sandler movies. That voice gets extremely annoying very quickly, though -- like after the first thirty seconds.

The plot is just an excuse, of course, for a lot of low-wattage jokes, usually repeated for no additional benefit. But the movie is enlivened by some funny cameos (Rodney Dangerfield as Satan's father, Reese Witherspoon as an angel, Henry Winkler as himself, and a surprise visit by a rock star).

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