Risky Business

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

'80s classic is filled with sex, cursing, and smoking.

R 1983 98 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 10 reviews

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age 16+

A seething satire on capitalism and the long con

A seething satire on capitalism and the long con. Who is conning who? Who is innocent? And who deserves being conned? These questions and more are posed but not answered. I was not super interested in the film (although Cruise's performance is engaging) until the end and then a lot of things fell into place. The temptation of a "happy ending" is less what occurred rather than an oblique attempt at what "back to normal" is. Writer and Director Brickman masterfully pieces this together and the actors deftly portray ALL of the cons.
age 17+

Risky Business

Movie opens up with a nude woman in the shower. The entire movie is about prostitution and making risky decisions when their parents are out of town.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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