Parents' Guide to

Pillow Talk

By Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Hudson and Day's Sex and the City, '50s-style.

Movie NR 1959 103 minutes
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From a distance of decades, Pillow Talk is smart and funny with its send-up of modern masculine norms. And Rock Hudson gets the best of this film. Not only does he get to play two totally different characters, but he's clearly having fun. And the viewer does, too, as he plays mind games with Jan, both as Brad and as Rex.

But there's no getting around the underlying sexism of the film -- that all Jan needs is some sex to make her not care anymore about her stupid business and phone time. Still, Doris Day's charm, superb comic timing, chaste sex appeal, and dazzling costumes shine through, and kids will find Pillow Talk and its absurd situations entertaining.

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