Serial Mom

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

age 18+

Waters' cheery murder satire is gory and profane.

R 1994 93 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 15+

Funny at times, but NOT for kids

Serial Mom starring Kathleen Turner is funny at times and it features pretty good acting performances. But the content is very rough, so it's not for children or teens under 15 years old. The language is probably the roughest aspect, a lot of F words and C words fly, especially in a hilarious exchange between Kathleen Turner and a neighbor. The violence is all comedic, although young children ofcourse will not get that it's played for laughs. It's a fair comedy movie for 15+

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

Movie Details

  • In theaters: May 13, 1994
  • On DVD or streaming: May 5, 2008
  • Cast: Kathleen Turner, Ricki Lake, Sam Waterston
  • Director: John Waters
  • Studio: HBO
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 93 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: satirical presentation of strong violence, vulgar language and sexual episodes.
  • Last updated: November 3, 2022

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