All member reviews for The Philadelphia Story

Common Sense Media says

Screwball romance is lots of fun for older kids.

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(out of 7 reviews)
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Teen, 15 years old Written bymongofa May 27, 2010

Great Cukor film for everybody

Star- studded cast, light-hearted. Young kids might find it boring, though.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Adult Written byGen2916 April 9, 2008

Great actors combine to create this wonderful film

When you mix Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and James Stewart you get this wonderful romantic comedy! Although it does show quite a bit of drinking, overall this movie is brilliant!
Kid, 10 years old June 29, 2009
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Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written byyuri13 October 19, 2015

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 sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent of a 14 year old Written byTsion August 4, 2009

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
Teen, 15 years old Written byKass April 9, 2008


With Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and James Stewart starring, you can't go wrong. However, the audience is so fortunate to even experience more than the powerhouse performances from this incomparable trio, what with the delightful wit, romance, and drama peppered throughout. Also, besides a brief scene of drunkenness, there's little objectionable material, and so even preteen film aficionados will be able to enjoy this classic.
Kid, 11 years old May 28, 2014

not unrated

I did not see the movie
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