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Parents' Guide to

The Dressmaker

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Irreverent dramedy about revenge deals with abuse.

Movie R 2016 118 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 18+

Disturbing. I got hooked by cast and awesome acting but I’ll probably have nightmares.

Casting and acting was awesome. So was costuming. It’s extremely twisted and weird though and peppered with quite disturbing scenes. Overall it’s just an awful story. I should have turned it off so many times, especially at the beginning when a husband drugs his wife then proceeds to rape her. (It’s was just a quick moment you see, but it left a sickening impression.) Many things happen like this. Then, just when things start going better in the movie and I started feeling that maybe I hadn’t wasted over an hour of my life, the very worse thing you could never imagine happens!! It’s shocking and upsetting and completely senseless and makes me hate that I ever watched this. I’m 49 years old and I’m not old enough to have watch this movie. I just feel sad now and am probably going to have weird nightmares. Ugh!!! Why!!! But if you like twisted, sick, dark, terrible story lines, you probably will love it.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 16+

I want the last two hours back

This movie was such a waste of time. No strong plot and gross themes. This movie should've ended half way through

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (4 ):

Revenge is a dish best served fashionably attired and ready to pounce in this wacky, sometimes cynical, and often winning examination of forgiveness, revenge, and everything in between. It's also a treat, simply because it takes you to unexpected places in unexpected ways. There's nothing that you could call boring in The Dressmaker. Its bold disregard for the cliched rules of Hollywood storytelling keeps the film energetic, if a little too expansive sometimes. In short, The Dressmaker -- if you'll pardon the pun -- is a near-perfect fit.

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