Parents' Guide to

Max Dugan Returns

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Comic, clever, and satisfying fairy tale of redemption.

Movie PG 1983 98 minutes
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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Shocked by the language!

In the first scene the high school kid is smoking a cigarette in the kitchen and then hides it from his mom. The words "g** d***" are used a lot throughout the movie by the mom and grandpa.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say: Not yet rated

MAX DUGAN RETURNS a delightful, warm-hearted comedy for families to share. Neil Simon's bright dialogue, a true-to-life and endearing mother-son relationship, as well as wonderful performances by all the principles (including Matthew Broderick in his very first role) make for an enjoyable experience. There's nothing new here; It's an old story comically retold. Cinderella turns into a princess and meets Prince Charming, only this time she has a son and a fairy godfather with a case filled with cash, instead of a fairy godmother with a magic wand. It's a funny, clever, and satisfying story.

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