Some Like It Hot

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

One of the wildest romantic farces ever.

NR 1959 121 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 23 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 10+


This is my favorite movie of all time. It is funny, clever, light, and very enjoyable. Not only is it well made, but also very well written. There are some things parents should know forever. First off the film was made in 1959, so its certainly no American Pie. But, there is some violence (old school gangster violence, machine guns etc.), some sexual content (partial nudity, brief sex, implications of boners and sex), and a fair amount of drinking and smoking. Also, the main characters are sort of bums who squander money and use women, which may not be a very good message.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.
age 14+
For an older adult familiar with movies and mores of the time, this is brimming with jokes. If you blink you’ll miss three. Younger watchers will miss few. Also the violence might be a bit much. It plays heavily with sexual mores—it’s supposed to be funny because Curtis and Lemmon are cads and the situations they are in. At no point does the movie indicate this is good behavior, so it’s hard to take it all too seriously. Teens might squirm a bit watching with their parents. If you can, you may want to FF to yacht scene when Curtis claims girls claims girls “leave him cold.”

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