All parent member reviews for National Lampoon's Animal House

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Adult Written byakfletchers April 9, 2008

How old is your reviewer?

I couldn't find the bio on your reviewer for this piece, Heather Boerner. Maybe she's too young to understand that Animal House is now, and probably was when made, a period piece about the early sixties, a time when 18 year olds couldn't vote but could drink and be drafted, college was often very cheap, drugs and open sex in the popular culture were new and exciting, and integration was an ideal that hadn't really begun to be accomplished yet. Undoubtedly you should discuss it with your teens, or maybe encourage them to discuss it with their grandparents, but to whine about its lack of morals? Give me a break! It's an extremely entertaining social history lesson!
Parent of a 13 and 15 year old Written byJoeNameth September 16, 2009

not for kids

Gives kids the wrong idea about what college is all about.
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Too much sex
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Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 August 28, 2012

national lampoons animal house

Families can talk about how they deal with bullies. When someone is mean to you, do you imagine pulling off a prank like the ones the Deltas pull on Dean Wormer and the Omegas? What's a healthier way to deal with your anger? The film is also a good opportunity for parents to talk about appropriate behavior with sexual partners. Also, why do you think this film has a cult following? Does it epitomize what made John Belushi so funny on Saturday Night Live? Adult comedy buffs may want to look up Belushi's funniest moments from SNL and share them with kids. Many -- like the Samurai Deli sketch -- showcase his astounding comedic talents in a much more kid-appropriate fashion.
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Great messages
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Parent Written bymattbruns3 November 18, 2015

Funny movie but too mature for younger teens or even some adults.

This movie is full of sexual content and nudity and lots of drinking. Very mature movie. It's for mature 16 year olds or 17+
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Parent of a 13 year old Written byZachary Sohrab October 27, 2009
This movie is excellent, but not for kids
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Adult Written byClassicCultReviewer June 17, 2009
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