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(out of 6 reviews)
age 13+
 
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Adult Written byKurt Kenya January 4, 2010
age 13+
 

Talk to your kids

This is a great vehicle for discussing critical thinking and healthy skepticism with your children, once they have the appropriate maturity level to see deeply enough into the characters. Why is this person saying what he is saying? I really don't care about the language or the smoking. Low, self-destructive behavior is all around us. We choose to participate or we don't. Another good discussion point.
Adult Written byGhcool April 9, 2008
Educator Written byrenroc June 7, 2013
age 14+
 

Thought provoking; a good primer on how to be critical of advertising

It's important to realize that Big Tobacco and the other less-than-favorable aspects of the movie are presented as, well, less-than-favorable. Slick arguers and quick-witted (some of) them they may be, but the movie has a not-too-subtle approach to showing us the shallow, morally bankrupt nature of these characters. A great conversation starter.
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written byParranormalHour February 5, 2012
age 11+
 

Probably seen worse

I watched this with my eleven year old cousin. (She was 10 at the time) Note this kid has seen worse and could probably beat up my high school's football team. Anyway the more we watched the more I realized she probably shouldn't be watching this and then she turns to me and says "I saw R- rated movies when i was 7 this isn't as bad as any of the others." Makes you wonder huh? Anyway, if you child is anything like my cousin go for it i love this movie but if not then i'd hold off till their about 14.
What other families should know
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written byhomey_j89 April 9, 2008
Adult Written byakfletchers April 9, 2008
age 0+
 

Not that great, but...

I didn't think this was really that solid a movie. The joke (sin promoters completely aware of how evil they are) just wasn't big enough to sustain the whole time allotted. But reasonably sophisticated teens should be able to get that it is SATIRE, people. Give the kids some credit!