The Little Rascals (1994)

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

age 8+

Madcap, mischievous Our Gang remake has potty humor.

PG 1994 83 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 18 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 25 reviews

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age 7+

Outdated garbage

Revolting gender stereotypes. Sexualisation of 5 year Olds Anti gay humour Ugly language
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age 18+

Blatant Sexism Not Funny Or Acceptable When Couched in Nostalgia

I wish that I would not have had my 7 year old daughters watch this movie. This was a big parental Oops. I wish I would have read the CSM review prior to watching. While I appreciate that they tried to redeem in the end, e.g., Darla is the driver and Reba represents "best driver ever", it is not enough. My daughters were confused by the imposing of adult relationships upon children and sexualizing of little girls throughout this movie, and dramatic gender stereotyping. While this may have been what was funny about the original series, that was before my time and I don't think sexism or racism translates into 'funny' at this time or ever. Add in a special cameo appearance by Donald Trump and stir. I thought it was gross. I said for age 18 and up because it would be appropriate to include as an example in a college level feminism class of where we went wrong in history. Not recommended for any children at any age. Yuck.
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