The Philadelphia Story

Movie review by Ellen MacKay, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

'40s screwball romance still charms; lots of drinking.

NR 1941 112 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 3 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 9+

Quite overrated but still great!!

A witty romantic comedy with a refined, intelligent dialogue and sharp performances, especially Hepburn and Stewart, although I feel reluctant to accept the sexist way that it correlates a woman's strong character with her being a prig, as if humbling and taming were the same.

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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 10+

A Witty Charmer...

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY is a charming romantic comedy bursting with colorful performances and clever wit and humor. Katharine Hepburn plays an upper-class daughter of a socialite and his ex-wife, who, on her wedding night, is confronted by three suitors: her fiance (John Howard): a kind but mediocre man, her ex-husband (Cary Grant): a sly and witty charmer, and a young writer (Jimmy Stewart, in an Oscar winning role), who enthralls her with his work and passion. What follows is a delightful comedy of error and mistaken love. The movie should be okay for kids. There is no violence or language, and sex consists of one or two very mild innuendos. However, there is TONS of drinking, mention of alcoholism, and drunkeness.

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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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