St. Vincent

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Quirky, smart, stirring buddy comedy has some edge.

PG-13 2014 102 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 18 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 16+

Had potential, didn't need to be dirty.

Watched with my kid in the room not expecting to see the old guy get ridden in the first 2 minutes. Then, 15 minutes in, he's at a strip club with a pregnant dancer. I get that he's supposed to be a trashy guy but I guess I expected a little less trash from a PG-13 movie. I don't exactly want my 13 yr old to see a hooker riding a guy and the bed shaking. Too bad, seemed like it had a good story line.

This title has:

Too much sex
age 15+

Good movie, but Common Sense Media totally underplays sex elements

No only is there the opening sex scene, which is clearly in the act (even if no body parts are shown), but there's a strip club scene a bit later as well. Lot's of drinking and smoking, and while it's not played as cool or sexy, there also aren't really many consequences to it. But the film is honest, touching, redemptive, well-acted. Bill Murray gives a really great performance, especially after the challenges his character encounters in the third act. Loved it as an adult; won't be showing it to my kids because they aren't nearly old enough.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex

Movie Details

  • In theaters: October 10, 2014
  • On DVD or streaming: February 17, 2015
  • Cast: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts
  • Director: Ted Melfi
  • Studio: Weinstein Co.
  • Genre: Drama
  • Topics: Friendship
  • Run time: 102 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: mature thematic material including sexual content, alcohol and tobacco use, and for language.
  • Last updated: February 12, 2023

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