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Parents' Guide to

Teen Witch

By Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Tubular '80s teen fluff: silly, fun, and shallow.

Movie PG-13 1989 94 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 11+


cute movie. fantasy of course.

This title has:

Great messages
age 15+

I loved this when I was a kid but....

I loved this movie when I caught it on tv when I was a kid. I think because it was a tv version- from what I could remember- it wasn't a big deal. That's u til I watched it with my 11 year old. I felt really uncomfortable with her during the sex Ed class- I felt like she felt incredible uncomfortable too. The part where the main character and her crush get intimate is pretty messed up. It's all "magical' and that's not real life! I think that makes sex look like it's a beautiful moment when in reality a girl wants to kiss but the guy can get pushy. It would've been best if they kissed and he pushed but she said she would prefer to wait. That's the right thing to do. Make sound choices when you're an adult and not a kid in school. I have heard too many bad stories about losing virginity too young. It was fun and silly. It I think older children should be able to, hopefully, understand the huge responsibility it is to be sexually active and truly understand that it is hardly ever magical with a dude you got a crush on! More special when you love someone and have gotten to really know them. Sorry for ranting. I was upset my daughter saw this. I told her it was very unrealistic.

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Like most fabulously awful '80s teen movies, Teen Witch offers some great wish fulfillment. What girl hasn't wanted to make her grabby date disappear, or turn her bullying brother into a dog? And what teen hasn't wanted to cast a spell to make herself popular and to force her crush du jour to fall in love with her?

What's not great about the film is its insistence that the way for girls to get boys to like them -- and perhaps vice versa -- is to be a different person. When Brad says "Every guy wants to date the most popular girl in school," it seems like a good time to remind teen viewers that Brad's pretty lame. Aside from his hunkiness, there's not much to recommend him. But that's enough for Louise to risk an important friendship and change into his ideal girl.

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