My Cousin Vinny

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Courtroom comedy will appeal to teens. Some strong language.

R 1992 120 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 15 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 34 reviews

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age 17+

Classic / Humor, but language in released version a bit harsh for many potential viewers.

Funny and yet great to watch characters evolve during the movie. The movie is a classic and wonderful... as long as you are OK with harsh language. (Its perfect for a college+ male crowd.) My wife and kids (19-30y.o.) can't stand to watch enough to enjoy it simply due to the language. On the other hand, I would be VERY happy to show this to a tween, if they would release the rumored alternate version on DVD. If anyone knows of it being out with the voice track, I'd very much like to buy a copy.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much swearing
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age 18+

Unnecessarily Foul Language

I had already seen this movie several times on TV when I happened upon the DVD in the $5 bin at Walmart. The TV version has none of the foul language which was present on the DVD. After a few minutes I became so disgusted that I smashed the disc & threw the pieces in the trash. I have 2 things to add. First, there was no apparent loss in continuity in the TV version so whatever had been done to remove the language did not impact the story. Second, based on this movie & what I have heard from others, I will avoid any movie with Joe Pesci.

This title has:

Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.

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