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To Be or Not to Be (1983)

By Grace Montgomery, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Enjoyable over-the-top comedy has mature themes.

Movie PG 1983 107 minutes
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If you're a fan of Mel Brooks' comedies or slapstick, you'll love To Be or Not to Be. Anne Bancroft and Mel Brooks, who were actually married in real life, are brilliant as Anna and Frederick. And all of the actors seem to be having so much fun with their roles, you can't help but enjoy yourself, too. But what really makes it such a wonderful film are the unexpectedly poignant moments that balance out the humor. Kids may not have much interest, but teen cinema buffs will want to check it out.

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