Movie review by Michael Ordona, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Edgy coming-of-age comedy has language, drinking, violence.

R 2018 84 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 26 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 6+

swearing but positive messages

i would put a higher rating but i think kids should know that these type of movies are bad and you should never do it thats what i did with my dad i watched it when i was 9 and he told me to never try this type of stuff and i agree with him if you watch this movie with your kids tell them at the end that this type of stuff is really bad honeslty this is my fav movie

This title has:

Great messages
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 15+

Normalizes pedophilia

It’s great in many aspects, the skate scene, the characters, the music, but Hill did not have to use an adult (irl +/- 26) and a child (irl +/- 12) in a contact-included sex scene together to tell the story; that added nothing but maybe a felony. Boiled down it perpetuates harm, normalizing it to those members of society.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Movie Details

  • In theaters: October 19, 2018
  • On DVD or streaming: January 8, 2019
  • Cast: Sunny Suljic, Na-Kel Smith, Katherine Waterston, Lucas Hedges
  • Director: Jonah Hill
  • Studio: A24
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 84 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: pervasive language, sexual content, drug and alcohol use, some violent behavior/disturbing images - all involving minors
  • Last updated: March 31, 2022

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