The Brady Bunch Movie

Movie review by Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Campy, affectionate send-up of a classic TV show.

PG-13 1995 88 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 12+

Rated 12A (moderate innuendo).

SEX/NUDITY - There are innuendos and brief comic sex references used throughout. The strongest of these include a scene where a boy takes a girl to a school dance, and her parents ask him whether he has protection (referring to protection against the rain) and he replies that he does, in an assortment of colours and flavours (in reference to condoms as opposed to protection against the rain); a couple other scenes depicts a heavily intoxicated woman who makes inappropriate comments about the men and boys in another family such as "next Christmas, tell your daddy I'd be more than happy to wrap his package", "you're almost as big as your daddy", as well as"why don't you boys come in and we'll make a sandwich". There are also several other instances of comic sex references and innuendo. VIOLENCE/GORE - A girl is accidentally hit in the face with a ball, resulting in a heavily bruised nose. There is also a scene of mild comic violence where a girl punches a boy in the face. PROFANITY - Occasional use of mild language ("slut", "crap", "ass" etc). DRINKING/DRUGS/SMOKING - One character is presented as a possible alcoholic, and is always seen heavily intoxicated and drinking alcohol. THREAT/HORROR - Some comic scary moments where a character is depicted to have inner voices. 12A - Parental Advisory, some scenes may be unsuitable for children. Contains some moderate content, generally suitable for persons aged 12 years and over, and parents/guardians are strongly advised to watch the film with any person below that age.

This title has:

Too much sex
age 14+

Cynical Take on a Family Classic

The Brady Bunch Movie, while a funny spoof, is a very cynical take on the original TV show. While the original show emphasizes the importance of family values and living a kind life, it is these very morals that the movie mocks. While the movie does turn it around in the end by showing that kindness and being part of a family is important, most of the film is crass and sarcastic. There is also some very awkward sexual tension between Marcia and Greg as step siblings. While the original TV show was great for all ages, I would recommend using good judgment for anyone under 13.

This title has:

Too much sex

Movie Details

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