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Parents' Guide to

The Bodyguard

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Great Whitney Houston songs, average love story.

Movie R 1992 129 minutes
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age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+
A lot of swearing. Sexual content including referrals to masterbation. Violent and one murder

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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
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The reason this average romance scored more than $410 million worldwide isn't due to Costner and Houston's lackluster chemistry. It's about the soundtrack, which stands as one of the highest selling in movie history and features six songs by Houston, including "Queen of the Night," a remake of Chaka Khan's "I'm Every Woman," "I've Got Nothing," and, of course, her signature cover of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You."

Houston's performance is strengthened by the fact that Oscar-nominated character Rachel sings all of the soundtrack's key songs on camera, instead of just having the songs play over scenes. Without Houston's powerful voice, the love story is reduced to schmaltzy dialogue and very little heat between the leads. Regardless of whether you're a Houston fan, her talent as a singer is what makes this movie.

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