Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Wild, raunchy comedy about NASCAR culture.

PG-13 2006 105 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 34 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 60 reviews

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age 18+

Inappropriate for youth

I started watching this with my 11 year old and 13 year old because a friend recommended it. There's a scene where the main character and his wife begin making out and he throws her onto the table with her legs up in the air. There's another scene where the Nascar owner's wife is having an organsm to the vibrations of the cars. She's moaning and describing what She's feeling. After these 2 scenes, I turned it off. I don't get how this is rated PG-13. It's very sexually suggestive.

This title has:

Too much sex
age 11+

Nice!

Violence 2/5 Sex 3/5 Language 4/5 Drinking/Drugs/Smoking 2/5

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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