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My Science Project

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

'80s romp filled with scary alien powers and innuendo.

Movie PG 1985 94 minutes
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The writing is simplistic and juvenile, and kids may struggle with its dated look, but there are still a few entertaining moments here. Hopper is over the top as a teacher who longs to get high and to protest something, the way he did back in the '60s. Stockwell at 24 and Stevens at 22 both do their best to play high school seniors, but they seem a bit mature for the irresponsible hijinks at the heart of the story. It's a goofy film, but it could be fun for an '80s-themed family movie night, assuming kids are able to handle the potentially scary moments.

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