The Incredible Mr. Limpet

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

age 6+

Classic, silly Don Knotts fish-in-water fantasy.

G 1964 99 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 3 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Nice

Nice film and I don't agree with the reviewer here that there is something wrong with Ladyfish simpering. I like girls who do that.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 12+

Paints a picture of marriage I would just rather steer clear of

There is a bizarre slant to this movie; what with Don Knotts leaving his loveless marriage to become a fish - and fall in love with a ladyfish. Plus you have the friend going out dancing with his now-widow. It doesn't seem to have it's heart in the right place. Plus it's all set against the backdrop of the War. And of Limpet longing to be both a fish and war hero. I think it was interesting for its time, but that time has passed.

This title has:

Too much sex

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