Parents' Guide to

The Replacements

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Lightweight but likeable football story.

Movie PG-13 2000 118 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+

The reviews did not say anything about a man’s behind being shown in locker room
age 18+

Very sexual

Definitely not for kids

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (7 ):

This is definitely a feel-good movie, and even though it asks us to suspend a little disbelief, we get to see "everyday guys" playing in the big league. It is a delicious fantasy and just plain fun to watch. Director Howard Deutch takes no chances, loading up the soundtrack with every classic sports movie standard from "We Will Rock You" to Gary Glitter's "Rock and Roll, Part II," and adding in some replacement cheerleaders who come from a strip club for some sizzle.

It all comes together nicely, and there are some very funny spots along the way. The romance between Falco and head cheerleader Annabelle Farrell (Brooke Langton) is handled nicely, making it clear that it is not until he begins to feel better about himself that he can allow himself to get close to her. The team's growing sense of loyalty and dignity and the coach's faith in them are warmly portrayed. And, when all else fails, the football games are a hoot.

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